Any species of the genus Iguana
, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidæ
. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits. [1913 Webster
" The common iguana (Iguana tuberculata) of the West Indies and South America is sometimes five feet long. Its flesh is highly prized as food. The horned iguana (Iguana cornuta) has a conical horn between the eyes."