Definition of newt
: any of various small salamanders (family Salamandridae) that are usually semiaquatic as adults
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Adam Dublinske, a 20-year-old from Milford, Iowa, and other Marines joined the biologists’ efforts to watch for newts.
There is a dwarf who wears a gold ring as a belt; a newt who may or may not be named Reddy; a girl in tap shoes who bakes a chicken.
A rainbow snake and Klingon newt are among the whimsical new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region, scientists announced today.
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NEWT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of newt for Students
: a small salamander that often lives on land but lays eggs in water
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