amphibians

[ (am-fib-ee-uhnz) ]

Vertebrate animals, such as frogs, that live part of their life cycle in the water and the other part on land.

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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

notes for amphibians

Amphibian is also used to describe things such as vehicles that can operate both on land and in the water.

notes for amphibians

Amphibians were the first land-dwelling animals to evolve.
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