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mudpuppy

[muhd-puhp-ee] /ˈmʌdˌpʌp i/
noun, plural mudpuppies.
1.
any of several often large, aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, of eastern North America, having bushy, red gills and well-developed limbs.
2.
any of several North American salamanders of the genus Ambystoma.
Origin of mudpuppy
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; mud + puppy
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mud puppy

noun
1.
any aquatic North American salamander of the genus Necturus, esp N. maculosus, having red feathery external gills and other persistent larval features: family Proteidae See also neoteny
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