chameleon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-mē'lē-un, -mēl'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Chamaeleontidae, characterized by the ability to change the color of their skin, very slow locomotion, and a projectile tongue.
  2. any of several American lizards capable of changing the color of the skin, esp. Anolis carolinensisof the southeastern U.S.
  3. a changeable, fickle, or inconstant person.
  4. (cap.)Chamaeleon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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