hellbender

[hel-ben-der]
noun
1.
a large salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, of rivers and streams in eastern North America, having a flat, stout body and broad head.
2.
Informal. a reckless or headstrong person.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; hell + bender

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hellbender (ˈhɛlˌbɛndə)
 
n
a very large dark grey aquatic salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, with internal gills: inhabits rivers in E and central US: family Cryptobranchidae

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The hellbender has a protective slime that makes them difficult to handle.
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