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English noun: salamander

1. salamander (animal) any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed


Broader (hypernym)amphibian


Narrower (hyponym)alpine salamander, ambystomid, ambystomid salamander, 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 salamander, giant salamander, hellbender, lungless salamander, Megalobatrachus maximus, mud puppy, mud puppy, 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

2. salamander (person) reptilian creature supposed to live in fire


Broader (hypernym)mythical creature, mythical monster

3. salamander (artifact) fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire


Synonymsfire hook, poker, stove poker


Broader (hypernym)fire iron









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