chuckwalla

noun chuck·wal·la \ ˈchək-ˌwä-lə \
variants: or chuckawalla play \ˈchə-kə-ˌwä-lə\

Definition of chuckwalla

: a large herbivorous lizard (Sauromalus ater) of the iguana family of desert regions of the southwestern U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of chuckwalla

American Spanish chacahuala, from Cahuilla (Uto-Aztecan language of southeast California) čáxwal


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