Chameleon vs Skink - What's the difference?

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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).

chameleon

Alternative forms

* chamaeleon *

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Describing something that changes color.
  • The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.

    References

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    skink

    English

    (wikipedia skink)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) scinc, from (etyl) scincus, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A lizard of the Scincidae family, having small or reduced limbs or none at all and long tails that are regenerated when shed.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) scencan or (etyl) skenkja.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Scotland) to serve (a drink)
  • * Shirley
  • Such wine as Ganymede doth skink to Jove.

    Noun

  • (obsolete) drink
  • (obsolete) pottage
  • (Francis Bacon)
    Derived terms
    * Cullen skink (Webster 1913)

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