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newt

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noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

Simple Definition of newt

  • : 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

  1. :  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


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newt

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noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

Definition of newt

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




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