mudpuppy

[ muhd-puhp-ee ]
/ ˈmʌdˌpʌp i /

noun, plural mud·pup·pies.

any of several often large, aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, of eastern North America, having bushy, red gills and well-developed limbs.
any of several North American salamanders of the genus Ambystoma.

Nearby words

  1. mudir,
  2. mudlark,
  3. mudlump,
  4. mudminnow,
  5. mudpack,
  6. mudra,
  7. mudsill,
  8. mudskipper,
  9. mudslide,
  10. mudslinging

Origin of mudpuppy

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; mud + puppy

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