Origin of salamander
synonym study for salamander
OTHER WORDS FROM salamandersal·a·man·der·like, adjectivesal·a·man·drine [sal-uh-man-drin], /ˌsæl əˈmæn drɪn/, adjectivesal·a·man·droid, adjective
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How to use salamander in a sentence
The term “gerrymander” dates to 1812, when a Massachusetts district drawn to the advantage of Governor Elbridge Gerry was so strangely shaped that it was likened to a salamander.Mathematicians are deploying algorithms to stop gerrymandering|Siobhan Roberts|August 12, 2021|MIT Technology Review
There are other, more bizarre tricks that salamanders use to avoid drying out.
Worst-case models for the region projected a “near-complete loss” of the entire group of salamanders they studied, known as plethodontids.
You’d certainly expect moisture-loving salamanders to be doomed in a warming world.
Yet in recent years, the slippery salamander has proven remarkably resilient to heat, drought, and perhaps even wildfires, owing to a number of unique adaptations.
The woman reminds one of a red lizard—a salamander—her “svelte” body seemingly boneless in its gown of clinging scales.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
Sprinkle grated breadcrumbs over, brown with a salamander, and serve with brown gravy.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode|Harriet A. de Salis
Any lizard attracted by my hoecake would have to be a salamander—that fire-proof creature that is supposed to live in flames.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
Cutts made his attack on Blenheim with all the fury which earned for him the nickname of the Salamander.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
This yellow man did no mopping; his skin had the gloss of a salamander's, and his eyes were like dusky jewels.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell