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noun 
  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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kameleon
  • French: caméléon
  • German: Chamí¤leon
  • Spanish: camaléon
Etymology: From (term, chamaeleon, lang=la) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, , , crawling lion, tr=khamaileon, lang=grc), a kind of lizard known for changing its colour, also the name of various plants, so called from their leaves changing colour, < (khamai) "on the earth, on the ground" + (leon) "lion". First attested in w:1340, 1340.


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