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Any of several large herbivorous lizards of the genus Sauromalus of the southwest United States and Mexico, especially S. ater.
[American Spanish chacahuala, from Cahuilla tcáxxwal.]
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(Animals) a lizard, Sauromalus obesus, that has an inflatable body and inhabits desert regions of the southwestern US: family Iguanidae (iguanas)
[from Mexican Spanish chacahuala, from Shoshonean tcaxxwal]
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n., pl. -las.
an iguanid lizard, Sauromalis obesus, of arid parts of southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[1865–70, Amer.; < California Sp chacahuala < Cahuilla čáxwal]
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