Meaning of tuatara

tu•a•ta•ra

Pronunciation: (t"u-tär'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, primarily nocturnal, lizardlike reptile, Sphenodon punctatum, of islands near the coast of New Zealand: the only surviving rhynchocephalian.
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