mudpuppy

noun mud·pup·py \ ˈməd-ˌpə-pē \
variants: or less commonly mud puppy

Definition of mudpuppy

: a large North American salamander (Necturus maculosus) that has external gills and is gray to rusty brown usually with bluish-black spots

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First Known Use of mudpuppy

1877

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