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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.

  1. redirect Monitor lizard

Category:Lizard genera

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Varanus komodoensis were nine-foot-long monitor lizards, crocodile-size carnivores that ate goats and pigs, and on occasion human beings as well.