As nouns the difference between chameleon and skink
is that chameleon
is chameleon while skink
is a lizard of the scincidae
family, having small or reduced limbs or none at all and long tails that are regenerated when shed or skink
can be (obsolete) drink.
As a verb skink is
(scotland) to serve (a drink).
A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae , and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
* 2014 , Michael White, "
Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian , 8 September 2014:
(physics) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.
- He is a political chameleon , as charming to business leaders he met privately in Aberdeen on Friday night as he has been inspiring to distressed and desperate Labour defectors in Glasgow and beyond.
Describing something that changes color.
- The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.
From (etyl) scinc, from (etyl) scincus, from (etyl) .
A lizard of the Scincidae family, having small or reduced limbs or none at all and long tails that are regenerated when shed.
From (etyl) scencan or (etyl) skenkja.
(Scotland) to serve (a drink)
- Such wine as Ganymede doth skink to Jove.
- (Francis Bacon)