Lizard, or Lacerta, a genus of amphibious animals, consisting of several species; the most remarkable of which is the Agilis, or Common Green Lizard, a native of Britain. It is extremely nimble ; of a green colour; and, though perfectly harmless, its form inspires general disgust.- During the heat of summer, this animal delights to bask on the sides of dry bank's, or beneath aged trees ; but, as soon as it is noticed, it immediately retreats to its hole.—The food of lizards consists of insects, and they are themselves devoured by birds of prey But, notwithstanding their terrific appearance, these animals are of real service, especially in gardens; and ought by no means to be destroyed, merely, to gratify an unnatural and cruel aversion. Lizard-flower. See Satyrion.