amphibian

noun am·phib·i·an \ -bē-ən \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of amphibian

1 : an amphibious organism; especially : any of a class (Amphibia) of cold-blooded vertebrates (such as frogs, toads, or salamanders) intermediate in many characters between fishes and reptiles and having gilled aquatic larvae and air-breathing adults
2 : an amphibious vehicle; especially : an airplane designed to take off from and land on either land or water

amphibian

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of amphibian

ultimately from Greek amphibion amphibious being, from neuter of amphibios


AMPHIBIAN Defined for English Language Learners

amphibian

noun

Definition of amphibian for English Language Learners

  • : an animal (such as a frog or toad) that can live both on land and in water

  • : an airplane or vehicle that can be used both on land and water


AMPHIBIAN Defined for Kids

amphibian

noun am·phib·i·an \ am-ˈfi-bē-ən \

Definition of amphibian for Students

1 : any of a group of cold-blooded vertebrate animals (as frogs and toads) that have gills and live in water as larvae but breathe air as adults
2 : an airplane designed to take off from and land on either land or water


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