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Definition of "skink" [skink]

  • Any of numerous smooth shiny lizards of the family Scincidae, having a cylindrical body and small or rudimentary legs and living chiefly in temperate and tropical regions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skink" in a sentence
  • "But the idea of skink control in a space as large as a ladies 'room is frightening."
  • "HANNA: A skink is a lizard, but it's a prehensile tail."
  • "mcz: Oh, and one of the things I noticed about the skink was the concrete."