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amphibious

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adjective am·phib·i·ous \am-ˈfi-bē-əs\

Simple Definition of amphibious

  • : able to live both on land and in water

  • : able to be used both on land and water

  • : done by soldiers who are brought to land in special boats : carried out by land and sea forces acting together

Full Definition of amphibious

  1. 1 :  combining two characteristics

  2. 2 a :  relating to or adapted for both land and water <amphibious vehicles> b :  executed by coordinated action of land, sea, and air forces organized for invasion <an amphibious landing>; also :  trained or organized for such action <amphibious forces>

  3. 3 :  able to live both on land and in water <amphibious plants>

am·phib·i·ous·ly adverb
am·phib·i·ous·ness noun

Origin of amphibious

Greek amphibios, literally, living a double life, from amphi- + bios mode of life — more at quick


First Known Use: 1643

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