Definition of Gila monster

1. Noun. Large orange and black lizard of southwestern United States; not dangerous unless molested.

Exact synonyms: Heloderma Suspectum
Generic synonyms: Venomous Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Heloderma, Heloderma



Definition of Gila monster

1. Noun. a venomous lizard, ''Heloderma suspectum'', that lives in the deserts of the southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Gila monster

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gila Monster

giglots
gigman
gigmen
gigohm
gigohms
gigolos
gigot
gigot sleeve
gigots
gigs
gigster
gigsters
gigue
gigues
gila monster (current term)
gilalite
gilas
gilbert
gilbert's disease
gilbertite
gilberts
gilcup
gilcups
gild
gild the lily
gilded
gilded cage
gilded cages
gilded flicker

Literary usage of Gila monster

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1. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"THE gila monster ROUTE THE lingering sunset across the plain Kissed the rear-end door of an east-bound train, And shone on a passing track close by Where a ..."

2. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"Speaking of venomous reptiles, Myron Reed once sent to me in Irvington a Gila Monster — Heloderma suspectum — from Arizona. This big, warty, toad-like ..."

3. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1891)
"ON THE "gila monster" ... came into possession of an unusually handsome specimen of the "gila monster," one of the largest of the lizards and the only one ..."

4. Smiling 'round the World by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1908)
"... have you Seen my Maid"—How I Milked the Cow—The gila monster-^The One Place that is Hotter than Hades—She was Afraid of Me and the Evil Eye—The ..."

5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1908)
"NOTES ON THE gila monster Heloderma suspectum). ... that in its native home the favorite food of the gila monster is the Arizona tiger-beetle (Ambly- chila ..."

6. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"Detailed descriptions are given herewith: THE gila monster* Heloderma suspectum, ... The largest specimen of the gila monster that the writer has had the ..."

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