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salamander

noun sal·a·man·der \ˈsa-lə-ˌman-dər also ˌsa-lə-ˈ\

: a small animal that looks like a lizard with smooth skin and that lives both on land and in water

Full Definition of SALAMANDER

1
:  a mythical animal having the power to endure fire without harm
2
:  an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus inhabiting fire
3
:  any of numerous amphibians (order Caudata) superficially resembling lizards but scaleless and covered with a soft moist skin and breathing by gills in the larval stage
4
:  an article used in connection with fire: as
a :  a cooking utensil for browning a food (as pastry or pudding)
b :  a portable stove
c :  a cooking device with an overhead heat source like a broiler
sal·a·man·drine \ˌsa-lə-ˈman-drən\ adjective
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Origin of SALAMANDER

Middle English salamandre, from Anglo-French, from Latin salamandra, from Greek
First Known Use: 14th century
SALAMANDERS Defined for Kids

salamander

noun sal·a·man·der \ˈsa-lə-ˌman-dər\

Definition of SALAMANDER for Kids

:  a small animal with smooth moist skin that is related to the frog but looks like a lizard
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