mud eel

  1. a salamander, Siren lacertina, having external gills, tiny front legs, and no hind legs, inhabiting shallow waters in the southeastern U.S.

Origin of mud eel

First recorded in 1815–25
  • Also called greater siren.

Words Nearby mud eel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mud eel in a sentence

  • Another curious batrachian, the mud eel, is found in Carolina, in marshy situations.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston