Origin of axolotl
Examples from the Web for axolotl
It is the axolotl, which partakes of the form of a fish, and abounds in many of the lakes in Mexico.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
It must further be added that the Axolotl itself can lose the gills without thereby becoming transformed into an Amblystoma.
In the Axolotl it remains according to Stieda as a simple tube with nearly uniformly thick walls.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
It has been shown that the occasional transformation of the Axolotl must most probably be regarded in a different light.
We have warrant for this possibility in the case of the Axolotl and in other similar cases of neoteny.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
British Dictionary definitions for axolotl
Word Origin for axolotl
Word Origin and History for axolotl
1786, genus of Mexican salamanders, from Spanish, from Nahuatl, literally "servant of water," from atl "water" + xolotl "slippery or wrinkled one, servant, slave" [cf. Frances Karttunen, "An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl"].