tiger salamander

noun

Definition of tiger salamander

: a large widely distributed North American salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum of the family Ambystomatidae) that is variably colored with contrasting blotches, spots, or bars

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By the way, Kansas already had a state bird (western meadowlark), state animal (American buffalo) and state amphibian (barred tiger salamander). Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Kansas finally has official rock, mineral and gem, thanks to Overland Park 4th-grader | The Kansas City Star," 5 Apr. 2018

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1842, in the meaning defined above

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