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Reptile

Reptile

WordNet



noun


(1)   Any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises turtles snakes lizards alligators crocodiles and extinct forms
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Etymology


Middle English reptil< Old French reptile< rēptile, neuter of reptilis, "creeping" < Latin rēpō "to creep" < PIE *rep-, "to creep, slink" (Pokorny; Watkins, 1969).