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English definition of “reptile”

reptile

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈreptaɪl/
an animal whose body is covered with scales (= pieces of hard skin), and whose blood changes temperature, for example a snakeReptile and amphibian names
reptilian
 
 
/repˈtɪliən/ adjective
like a reptile, or relating to reptilesReptile and amphibian namesNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
(Definition of reptile from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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