chuckwalla

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noun chuck·wal·la \ˈchək-ˌwä-lə\
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chuckawalla

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Definition of chuckwalla

  1. :  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: 1893


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