noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

: a small animal that lives mostly in water and that has four short legs, a long, low body and tail, and soft, wet skin

Full Definition of NEWT

:  any of various small salamanders (family Salamandridae) that are usually semiaquatic as adults

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Origin of NEWT

Middle English, alteration (resulting from misdivision of an ewte) of ewte — more at eft
First Known Use: 15th century
NEWT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

Definition of NEWT for Kids

:  a small salamander that often lives on land but lays eggs in water


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