mud puppy
noun Date: 1882 a large North American salamander (Necturus maculosus) that has external gills and is gray to rusty brown usually with bluish-black spots

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  • Mud puppy — Mud Mud (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo[ o]l.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mud puppy — ☆ mud puppy n. any of a genus (Necturus, family Proteidae) of gilled, aquatic North American salamanders that hide during the day in mud along the bottom of freshwater streams or lakes * * * ▪ salamander       any of five species of entirely… …   Universalium

  • mud puppy — ☆ mud puppy n. any of a genus (Necturus, family Proteidae) of gilled, aquatic North American salamanders that hide during the day in mud along the bottom of freshwater streams or lakes …   English World dictionary

  • mud puppy — noun 1. aquatic North American salamander with red feathery external gills • Syn: ↑Necturus maculosus • Hypernyms: ↑salamander • Member Holonyms: ↑Necturus, ↑genus Necturus 2. large salamander of North American rivers and streams …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud puppy — /ˈmʌd pʌpi/ (say mud pupee) noun 1. any of the large North American aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, which have bushy red gills and well developed limbs. 2. any of various American salamanders of the genus Ambystoma …   Australian English dictionary

  • mud puppy — noun a large neotenous salamander of the eastern US. [Necturus maculosus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mud — (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo[ o]l.), a fresh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mud bass — Mud Mud (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo[ o]l.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mud bath — Mud Mud (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo[ o]l.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mud boat — Mud Mud (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo[ o]l.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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