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Meaning of SALAMANDER

Pronunciation:  'salu`mandur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
  2. [n]  fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
  3. [n]  reptilian creature supposed to live in fire
 

SALAMANDER is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fire hook, poker, stove poker
 
 See Also: alpine salamander, ambystomid, ambystomid salamander, amphibian, amphiuma, blind eel, climbing salamander, congo eel, congo snake, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, dicamptodon, Dicamptodon ensatus, dicamptodontid, dusky salamander, eastern red-backed salamander, European fire salamander, fire iron, fire salamander, giant salamander, hellbender, lungless salamander, Megalobatrachus maximus, mud puppy, mythical creature, mythical monster, Necturus maculosus, newt, olm, olympic salamander, Pacific giant salamander, Plethodon cinereus, Plethodon vehiculum, plethodont, Proteus anguinus, Rhyacotriton olympicus, Salamandra atra, Salamandra maculosa, Salamandra salamandra, siren, slender salamander, spotted salamander, triton, web-toed salamander, western red-backed salamander, worm salamander

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sal"a*man`der\, n. [F. salamandre, L. salamandra,
Gr. ?; cf. Per. samander, samandel.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Urodela,
   belonging to {Salamandra}, {Amblystoma}, {Plethodon}, and
   various allied genera, especially those that are more or
   less terrestrial in their habits.

Note: The salamanders have, like lizards, an elongated body,
      four feet, and a long tail, but are destitute of
      scales. They are true Amphibia, related to the frogs.
      Formerly, it was a superstition that the salamander
      could live in fire without harm, and even extinguish it
      by the natural coldness of its body.

            I have maintained that salamander of yours with
            fire any time this two and thirty years. --Shak.

            Whereas it is commonly said that a salamander
            extinguisheth fire, we have found by experience
            that on hot coals, it dieth immediately. --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The pouched gopher ({Geomys tuza}) of the
   Southern United States.

3. A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is
   heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it.

4. A large poker. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

5. (Metal.) Solidified material in a furnace hearth.

{Giant salamander}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Giant}.

{Salamander's} {hair or wool} (Min.), a species of asbestus
   or mineral flax. [Obs.] --Bacon.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a salamander in your dream, represents your ability to survive through shame, misfortune, and/or embarrassment.
 

 

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