Meaning of “reptile” in the English Dictionary

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"reptile" in British English

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reptilenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrep.taɪl/ us /ˈrep.taɪl/

C1 an animal that produces eggs and uses the heat of the sun to keep its blood warm

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(Definition of “reptile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reptile" in American English

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reptilenoun [ C ]

us /ˈrep·təl, -tɑɪl/

any of various animals whose blood temperature changes with the outside temperature and whose bodies are covered by scales or plates (= hard material):

Snakes, turtles, and crocodiles are all reptiles.

(Definition of “reptile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)