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χα^μαι-λέων , οντος, ,
A.chameleon, Chamaeleo vulgaris, Arist. HA503a15, Plin.HN8.120, Lib.Or.1.249; used as an image of changefulness, Arist.EN1100b6, Plu.Alc.23.
II. name of various plants, so called from their leaves changing colour, Thphr. HP6.4.3, 9.12.1, 9.14.1; “χ. λευκόςpine-thistle, Atractylis gummifera, Dsc.3.8; χ. μέλας, Cardopatium corymbosum, ib.9, Plin. HN22.47.
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    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 23
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 22.47
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