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beaded lizard

noun
1.
a large, stout-bodied, venomous lizard, Heloderma horridum, inhabiting western Mexico, having black, beadlike scales with yellow to pinkish spots and splotches.
Also called Mexican beaded lizard.
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  • The only other venomous reptile found in the United States is the beaded lizard, called Gila monster (pronounced heela).

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

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