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waterdog

[waw-ter-dawg, -dog, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
any of several large salamanders, as a mudpuppy or hellbender.
Also, water dog.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; water + dog
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