newt

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noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

Definition of newt

  1. :  any of various small salamanders (family Salamandridae) that are usually semiaquatic as adults

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Origin and Etymology of newt

Middle English, alteration (resulting from misdivision of an ewte) of ewte — more at eft


First Known Use: 15th century


NEWT Defined for English Language Learners

newt

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noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

Definition of newt for English Language Learners

  • : a small animal that lives mostly in water and that has four short legs, a long, low body and tail, and soft, wet skin


NEWT Defined for Kids

newt

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noun \ˈnüt, ˈnyüt\

Definition of newt for Students

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


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