Gecko vs Skink - What's the difference?

gecko | skink |


As nouns the difference between gecko and skink

is that gecko is gecko 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).

gecko

English

(wikipedia gecko)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any lizard of the family Gekkonidae. They are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and adhesive toes enabling them to climb on vertical surfaces.
  • 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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