chuckwalla


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chuck·wal·la

 (chŭk′wŏl′ə)
n.
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.]

chuckwalla

(ˈtʃʌkˌwɒlə)
n
(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]

chuck•wal•la

(ˈtʃʌkˌwɑ lə)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chuckwalla - a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexicochuckwalla - a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexico
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
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