a large, venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, of the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, covered with beadlike scales of yellow, orange, and black.
a large venomous brightly coloured lizard, Heloderma suspectum, inhabiting deserts of the southwestern US and Mexico and feeding mostly on eggs and small mammals: family Helodermatidae
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.
noun 1. a dull-colored woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[gil-bert] /ˈgɪl bərt/ noun, Electricity. 1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns. Abbreviation: Gi. [gil-bert] /ˈgɪl bərt/ noun 1. Cass, 1859–1934, U.S. architect. 2. Henry Franklin Belknap [bel-nap] /ˈbɛl næp/ (Show IPA), 1868–1928, U.S. composer. 3. Sir Humphrey, 1537–83, English soldier, navigator, and colonizer in America. 4. John (John Pringle) 1895–1936, […]
[el-is] /ˈɛl ɪs/ plural noun 1. a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific Ocean.
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noun 1. a team of artists, Gilbert Proesch, Italian, born 1942, and George Passmore, British, born 1943: noted esp for their photomontages and performance works