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noun [countable]     reptile pronunciation in British English
/ˈreptaɪl/
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pluralreptiles
  1. 1
    biology a type of cold-blooded animal that gives birth to young animals as eggs and whose body is covered in scales (=flat hard pieces of skin). Snakes and crocodiles are reptiles.
  2. 2
    informal an insulting word for someone who you do not like and do not trust
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