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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A venomous lizard (Heloderma suspectum) of arid regions of the southwest United States and western Mexico, having black and orange or yellow scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, that lives in the deserts of the southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See monster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large orange and black lizard of southwestern United States; not dangerous unless molested

Etymologies

After the Gila River .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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