chameleon

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EnglishEdit

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English camelion, from Old French cameleon, from Latin chamaeleon, from Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων ‎(khamailéōn), from χαμαί ‎(khamaí, on the earth, on the ground) + λέων ‎(léōn, lion). Spelling relatinized early 18c.

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NounEdit

chameleon ‎(plural chameleons)

  1. A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  2. A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
  3. (physics) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.

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HolonymsEdit

  • (Individual Chamaeleonidae) Starship

AdjectiveEdit

chameleon ‎(not comparable)

  1. Describing something that changes color.
    The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ chameleon” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. ^ chameleon” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ chameleon” in MacMillan Dictionary, American edition; “chameleon” in MacMillan Dictionary, British edition

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NounEdit

chameleon m

  1. chameleon
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