Found 2 items, similar to giant salamander.
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Definition: giant salamander
n : large (up to more than three feet) edible salamander of Asia
[syn: Megalobatrachus maximus
English → English
Definition: Giant salamander
Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
giant brothers; a giant son.
. (Anat.) See Myeloplax
(Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus
, esp. T. gigas
, which sometimes weighs 500
pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
contain holy water.
(Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron
). It is the largest heron known.
, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole
. See Nitroglycerin
(Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum
edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
(Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic
salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus
), found in Japan. It
is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very
large squids, belonging to Architeuthis
genera. Some are over forty feet long.
, n. [F. salamandre, L. salamandra,
Gr. ?; cf. Per. samander, samandel.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Urodela,
belonging to Salamandra
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.
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.
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Giant
or Salamander's wool
(Min.), a species
of asbestos or mineral flax. [Obs.] --Bacon.