[Fr., from L. lacerta, a lizard.] A term applied to an order of reptiles found in almost all countries, but most plentiful in warm climates. They include the gecko, monitor, dragon, frilled lizard, chameleon, and many others. The body is usually well covered with scales, and is supported usually on four legs. Lizards vary in length from a few inches to several feet. In a great many lizards the fail is almost as brittle as glass. A glove or handkerchief thrown upon one is enough to break it off, but a new one will ooon grow out. Their food consists of insects, worms, and small animals; but some prey upon larger animals, and others are herbivorous.