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CHAMELEON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chameleon mean? 

CHAMELEON (noun)
  The noun CHAMELEON has 3 senses:

1. a changeable or inconstant person
2. a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa
3. lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue

  Familiarity information: CHAMELEON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHAMELEON (noun)


Sense 1chameleon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A changeable or inconstant person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("chameleon" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 2Chameleon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Chamaeleon; Chameleon

Instance hypernyms:

constellation (a configuration of stars as seen from the earth)


Sense 3chameleon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

chamaeleon; chameleon

Hypernyms ("chameleon" is a kind of...):

lizard (relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chameleon"):

African chameleon; Chamaeleo chamaeleon (a chameleon found in Africa)

Chamaeleo oweni; horned chameleon (a kind of chameleon)

Holonyms ("chameleon" is a member of...):

Chamaeleonidae; Chamaeleontidae; family Chamaeleonidae; family Chamaeleontidae; family Rhiptoglossa; Rhiptoglossa (Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria)


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