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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cha·me·leon /kəˈmiljən/
 變色龍,善變的人,輕浮的人   ;  (專供視窗環境使用的商用互聯網套裝軟體)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cha·me·le·on n.  Zool.
 1. A lizardlike reptile of the genus Chamæleo, of several species, found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The skin is covered with fine granulations; it has eyes which can move separately, the tail is prehensile, and the body is much compressed laterally, giving it a high back.  It is remarkable for its ability to change the color of its skin to blend with its surroundings. [Also sometimes spelled chamaeleon.]
 Note:Its color changes more or less with the color of the objects about it, or with its temper when disturbed. In a cool, dark place it is nearly white, or grayish; on admitting the light, it changes to brown, bottle-green, or blood red, of various shades, and more or less mottled in arrangment. The American chameleons belong to Anolis and allied genera of the family Iguanidæ. They are more slender in form than the true chameleons, but have the same power of changing their colors.
 Chameleon mineral Chem., the compound called potassium permanganate, a dark violet, crystalline substance, KMnO4, which in formation passes through a peculiar succession of color from green to blue, purple, red, etc. See Potassium permanganate, under Potassium.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 chameleon
      n 1: a changeable or inconstant person
      2: a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern
         hemisphere near Apus and Mensa [syn: Chamaeleon]
      3: lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color
         and having a projectile tongue [syn: chamaeleon]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Chameleon
    a species of lizard which has the faculty of changing the colour
    of its skin. It is ranked among the unclean animals in Lev.
    11:30, where the Hebrew word so translated is _coah_ (R.V.,
    "land crocodile"). In the same verse the Hebrew _tanshemeth_,
    rendered in Authorized Version "mole," is in Revised Version
    "chameleon," which is the correct rendering. This animal is very
    common in Egypt and in the Holy Land, especially in the Jordan
    valley.