Etymology
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gila monster (n.)

"venomous lizard of the American southwest" (Heloderma suspectum), 1877, American English, from Gila River, which runs through its habitat in Arizona. The river name probably is from an Indian language, but it is unknown now which one, or what the word meant in it.

updated on June 29, 2018

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Definitions of gila monster from WordNet

Gila monster (n.)
large orange and black lizard of southwestern United States; not dangerous unless molested;
Synonyms: Heloderma suspectum
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