Definition of Common newt
1. Noun. Small semiaquatic salamander.
Generic synonyms: Newt, Triton
Group relationships: Genus Triturus, Triturus
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Literary usage of Common newt
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1. The Intellectual Observer (1866)
"On Development of the Ovum of the common newt. inferior -with the more valuable and less perishable metals, must be attended with the greatest advantages in ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... it was only in 1880 that their mode of fecundation was correctly ascertained, from observation of the common newt by the Italian zoologist F. Casco. ..."
3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"I have found that the coloured blood-corpuscle of the common newt is also ... The blood of the common newt I find to be better suited for this purpose than ..."
4. Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families by Worthington Hooker (1860)
"The common Newt, Fig. 166, is a specimen of the Fig. 166 common newt. Salamander family. It feeds chiefly on Tadpoles and worms, which it eats with a ..."
5. Life in Ponds and Streams by William S. Furneaux (1906)
"According to some observers the eggs of the common newt are Fio. 311.—THE COMMON NEWT (Molge vulgaris), MALE AND FEMALE, ..."