gecko [gek′ō]
pl. geckos or geckoes [prob. < Malay ge'kok, ? echoic of its cry]
any of a family (Gekkonidae) of soft-skinned, insect-eating, tropical and subtropical lizards with a short, stout body, a large head, and suction pads on the feet

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