giant salamander

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n giant salamander large (up to more than three feet) edible salamander of Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Giant salamander (Zoöl) a very large aquatic salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
    • Giant salamander (Zoöl) See under Giant.
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Usage

In literature:

But clear Truth is a thing for salamander giants only to encounter; how small the chances for the provincials then?
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
He lasted eight thousand years, or something like that, before he got burned trying to control a giant salamander.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
We have many of these giant salamander forms in the rocks.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
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In news:

These solitary creatures are the largest amphibians in North America, giant salamanders known as hellbenders or "snot otters.".
Grall had pitched a photo spread and article on the life cycle of the hellbender, a 3-foot giant salamander he had documented in Garrett County.
Residents include one of the rarest and most endangered reptiles in the world: the foot-long Gray's monitor, as well as the largest amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander.
4-6-11: Giant Salamanders Vanishing Across Appalachia.
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