an iguanid lizard, Sauromalis obesus, of arid parts of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, that feeds on desert plants.
Origin of chuckwalla
1865–70, Americanism; < California Spanish chacahuala < Cahuilla čáxwal
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Examples from the Web for chuckwalla
Historical Examples of chuckwalla
Here and there a chuckwalla darted across the trail or a rock squirrel sat on his haunches and scolded as we passed.
You've had water three times to our once, and yet you go to work and peter out with Chuckwalla Tanks only five miles away.
If we don't strike water at Chuckwalla Tanks there'll be real eloquence to that word 'perhaps.'
British Dictionary definitions for chuckwalla
a lizard, Sauromalus obesus, that has an inflatable body and inhabits desert regions of the southwestern US: family Iguanidae (iguanas)
Word Origin for chuckwalla
from Mexican Spanish chacahuala, from Shoshonean tcaxxwal
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