A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ag-uh-muh]
    • /ˈæg ə mə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ag-uh-muh]
    • /ˈæg ə mə/

Definitions of agama word

  • noun agama any small terrestrial lizard of the genus Agama, which inhabit warm regions of the Old World: family Agamidae 3
  • noun agama any other lizard of the family Agamidae, which occur in the Old World and Australia and show a wide range of habits and diversity of structure 3
  • noun agama any of a family (Agamidae, esp. genus Agama) of Old World lizards, some of which can change color 3
  • noun agama any of the Tantric writings. 1
  • noun agama An Old World lizard with a large head and a long tail, typically showing a marked difference in color and form between the sexes. 1
  • noun agama Any of the various small, long-tailed lizards of the subfamily Agaminae, especially in genera Acanthocercus, Agama, Dendragama, Laudakia, Phrynocephalus, Trapelus and Xenagama. 0

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Origin of agama

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
1810-20; < New Latin < Carib

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agama popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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