Ver`mi*lin"gui*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. vermis worm + lingua tongue.] [Called also Vermilingues.] Zool. (a)

A tribe of edentates comprising the South American ant-eaters. The tongue is long, slender, exsertile, and very flexible, whence the name.


A tribe of Old World lizards which comprises the chameleon. They have long, flexible tongues.


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