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Gila monster

noun Gi·la monster \ˈhē-lə-\

: a large orange and black poisonous lizard of the southwestern U.S.

Full Definition of GILA MONSTER

:  a large orange and black venomous lizard (Heloderma suspectum) of the southwestern United States; also :  a related lizard (H. horridum) of Mexico

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Origin of GILA MONSTER

Gila River, Arizona
First Known Use: 1877
GILA MONSTER Defined for Kids

Gila monster

noun Gi·la monster \ˈhē-lə-\

Definition of GILA MONSTER for Kids

:  a large black and orange poisonous lizard of the southwestern United States
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Gila monster

noun Gi·la monster \ˈhē-lə-\

Medical Definition of GILA MONSTER

:  a large orange and black venomous lizard of the genus Heloderma (H. suspectum) of the southwestern United States

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