Salamander

Definition of Salamander

Sal´a`man`der
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.
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. Browne.
2.(Zool.) 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.
5.(Metal.) Solidified material in a furnace hearth.
Giant salamander
(Zool.) See under Giant.
Salamander's hair
(Min.) a species of asbestos or mineral flax.
- Bacon.

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