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mud eel


noun

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

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Nearby words

mud berth, mud bug, mud crab, mud crack, mud dauber, mud eel, mud fever, mud flat, mud gecko, mud hen, mud map

Origin of mud eel

First recorded in 1815–25
Also called greater siren.
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