spotted salamander

noun
Updated on: 7 Mar 2018

Definition of spotted salamander

: a common salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) of eastern North America with glossy black skin spotted with yellow or orange on the back

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First Known Use of spotted salamander

1922


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