Lizard fish(Zoöl.), a marine scopeloid fish of the genus Synodus, or Saurus, esp. S. fœtens of the Southern United States and West Indies; — called also sand pike.Lizard snake(Zoöl.), the garter snake Lizard stone(Min.), a kind of serpentine from near Lizard Point, Cornwall, England, — used for ornamental purposes.

Lizard's tail
(Liz"ard's tail`) (Bot.) A perennial plant of the genus Saururus growing in marshes, and having white flowers crowded in a slender terminal spike, somewhat resembling in form a lizard's tail; whence the name. Gray.

(Lla"ma), n. [Peruv.] (Zoöl.) A South American ruminant allied to the camels, but much smaller and without a hump. It is supposed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco. It was formerly much used as a beast of burden in the Andes.

Llandeilo group
(Llan*dei"lo group`). (Geol.) A series of strata in the lower Silurian formations of Great Britain; — so named from Llandeilo in Southern Wales. See Chart of Geology.

(||Lla*ne"ro) n. [Sp. Amer.] One of the inhabitants of the llanos of South America.

(Lla"no) n.; pl. Llanos [Sp., plain even, level. See Plain.] An extensive plain with or without vegetation. [Spanish America]

(Lloyd's) n.

(Lix*iv"i*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lixiviated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lixiviating ] To subject to a washing process for the purpose of separating soluble material from that which is insoluble; to leach, as ashes, for the purpose of extracting the alkaline substances.

(Lix*iv`i*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. lixiviation.] Lixiviating; the process of separating a soluble substance from one that is insoluble, by washing with some solvent, as water; leaching.

(Lix*iv"i*ous) a. See Lixivial.

(Lix*iv"i*um) n. [L. lixivium, lixivia. See Lixivial.] A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; hence, any solution obtained by lixiviation.

(Lixt) obs. 2d pers. sing. pres. of Lige, to lie, to tell lies, — contracted for ligest. Chaucer.

(||Li"za) n. (Zoöl.) The American white mullet

(Liz"ard) n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. lézard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. Alligator, Lacerta.]

1. (Zoöl.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.

Most lizards have an elongated body, with four legs, and a long tail; but there are some without legs, and some with a short, thick tail. Most have scales, but some are naked; most have eyelids, but some do not. The tongue is varied in form and structure. In some it is forked, in others, as the chameleons, club-shaped, and very extensible. See Amphisbæna, Chameleon, Gecko, Gila monster, Horned toad, Iguana, and Dragon, 6.

2. (Naut.) A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends. R. H. Dana, Ir.

3. A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.

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