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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Anolis \A*no"lis\, prop. n. [In the Antilles, anoli, anoalli, a lizard.] (Zool.) A genus of lizards which belong to the family Iguanid[ae]. They take the place in the New World of the chameleons in the Old, and in America are often called chameleons. [1913 Webster]