Definition of "salamander" [sal•a•man•der]

  • (noun) Any of various small lizardlike amphibians of the order Caudata, having porous scaleless skin and four, often weak or rudimentary legs.
  • (noun) A mythical creature, generally resembling a lizard, believed capable of living in or withstanding fire.
  • (noun) In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being having fire as its element.
  • (noun) An object, such as a poker, used in fire or capable of withstanding heat.
  • (noun) Metallurgy A mass of solidified material, largely metallic, left in a blast-furnace hearth.

Use "salamander" in a sentence

  • "No one knows how the term salamander transferred from a mythical fire-dwelling monster to the small amphibious animals it applies to today, but I have a theory."
  • "The salamander was a mythical creature before it was a real one: the word salamander means a legendary lizard that both survived-in and could extinguish fire."
  • "The salamander is among 37 species found for the first in the time in wildlife reserve during a study of its amphibians and reptiles sponsored by the BRT programme."

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