herbivorous desert-dwelling lizard

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  • Chuckwalla — Chuckwalla[1] Common chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) male …   Wikipedia

  • Chuckwalla —   [ tʃʌkwalə, indianisch] der, s/ s, Sauromạldus obesus, 30 40 cm langer Pflanzen fressender Leguan in den Wüstengebieten des südwestlichen Nordamerika. Bei Gefahr verkriechen sich die Chuckwallas in Felsspalten und verankern sich durch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • chuckwalla — ☆ chuckwalla [chuk′wäl΄ə ] n. [MexSp chacahuala < AmInd (Cahuilla) tcáxxwal] any of a genus (Sauromalus) of large, edible iguanas living in NW Mexico and SW U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Chuckwalla — Sauromalus ater …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chuckwalla — Chuckwallas Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) Systematik Reihe: Landwirbeltiere (Tetrapoda) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chuckwalla — /chuk wah leuh/, n. an iguanid lizard, Sauromalis obesus, of arid parts of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, that feeds on desert plants. [1865 70, Amer.; < California Sp chacahuala < Cahuilla cáxwal] * * * ▪ lizard       any of five species of… …   Universalium

  • Chuckwalla — Chuck|wal|la [ tʃʌkwʌlə] der; s, s <über gleichbed. engl. chuckwalla aus indian. chacahuala> in den Wüsten Amerikas lebender Pflanzen fressender ↑Leguan, der sich bei Gefahr stark aufbläht …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • chuckwalla — or chuckawalla noun Etymology: American Spanish chacahuala, from Cahuilla (Uto Aztecan language of southeast California) čáxwal Date: 1893 a large herbivorous lizard (Sauromalus obesus) of the iguana family of desert regions of the southwestern… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chuckwalla — noun A lizard, of the genus , living in arid regions of the Southwestern United States …   Wiktionary

  • chuckwalla — chuck·wal·la …   English syllables

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