Definition of chuckwalla
: a large herbivorous lizard (Sauromalus ater) of the iguana family of desert regions of the southwestern U.S.
Origin and Etymology of chuckwalla
American Spanish chacahuala, from Cahuilla (Uto-Aztecan language of southeast California) čáxwal
First Known Use: 1893See Words from the same year
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