Definition of axolotl
: any of several salamanders (genus Ambystoma especially A. mexicanum and A. tigrinum) of mountain lakes of Mexico and the western U.S. that ordinarily live and breed in the larval form without metamorphosing
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Revered by the Aztecs, the axolotl (ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) is unusual among salamanders in that the adults retain large external gills.
The bizarre and adorable aquatic salamander called the axolotl has been enticing collectors and scientists for centuries.
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Origin and Etymology of axolotl
First Known Use: circa 1768See Words from the same year
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