Definition of Pacific newt

1. Noun. Any of several rough-skinned newts found in western North America.

Generic synonyms: Newt, Triton
Group relationships: Genus Taricha, Taricha
Specialized synonyms: Rough-skinned Newt, Taricha Granulosa, California Newt, Taricha Torosa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pacific Newt

Pacific Time
Pacific blackberries
Pacific blackberry
Pacific blackchin
Pacific bonito
Pacific bottlenose dolphin
Pacific cod
Pacific dewberries
Pacific dewberry
Pacific giant salamander
Pacific halibut
Pacific hemlock
Pacific herring
Pacific loon
Pacific loons
Pacific newt
Pacific plum
Pacific ridley
Pacific sardine
Pacific silver fir
Pacific silver firs
Pacific spiny dogfish
Pacific sturgeon
Pacific tree toad
Pacific tripletail
Pacific walrus
Pacific yew
Pacini
Pacinian corpuscle
Packer

Literary usage of Pacific newt

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1. History of California by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"F. pacific newt, Dec. J2, 1800, from Cinl, Lit. and Naval Gazette, the force was made up as follows: Capt. Ward Mars- ton, with Asst Surgeon J. (or Marius) ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1850)
"O, ye editors of the 'pacific newt' of San Francisco, answer us ; is that a specimen of your ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Like frogs, newts swallow the skin after molting, which appears to take place most readily while the animal is immersed in water. The pacific newt ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"Like frogs, newts swallow the skin after molting, which appears to take place most readily while the animal is immersed in water. The pacific newt ..."

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