The Collaborative International Dictionary
Varanus \Va*ra"nus\, n. [NL., fr. Ar. waran, waral; cf. F. varan, from the Arabic.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of very large lizards native of Asia and Africa. It includes the monitors. See Monitor, 3.
- redirect Monitor lizard
Usage examples of "varanus".
Varanus komodoensis were nine-foot-long monitor lizards, crocodile-size carnivores that ate goats and pigs, and on occasion human beings as well.