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Newt definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NEWT, n. A small lizard; an eft.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia [syn: newt, triton]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration (resulting from misdivision of an ewte) of ewte more at eft Date: 15th century any of various small salamanders (family Salamandridae) that are usually semiaquatic as adults

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any of various small amphibians, esp. of the genus Triturus, having a well-developed tail. Etymology: ME f. ewt, with n from an (cf. NICKNAME): var. of evet EFT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Newt Newt, n. [OE. ewt, evete, AS. efete, with n prefixed, an ewt being understood as a newt. Cf. Eft.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small aquatic salamanders. The common British species are the crested newt (Triton cristatus) and the smooth newt (Lophinus punctatus). In America, Diemictylus viridescens is one of the most abundant species.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(newts) A newt is a small creature that has four legs and a long tail and can live on land and in water. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Eft, salamander, asker, ask.



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