Definition of Fire salamander

1. Noun. European salamander having dark skin with usually yellow spots.

Exact synonyms: Salamandra Maculosa, Spotted Salamander
Group relationships: Genus Salamandra, Salamandra
Generic synonyms: Salamander

Definition of Fire salamander

1. Noun. A medium-sized black salamander with yellow spots. It is related to the tiger salamander, ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Salamander

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fire marshal
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fire marshals
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fire opal
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fire pink
fire pit
fire resistant
fire retardant
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fire salamander (current term)
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fire stop

Literary usage of Fire salamander

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"The general colour of the Spotted or Fire-salamander is black, ... The Fire-salamander has a wide range, namely the whole of Central, Southern, ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... FIRE-SALAMANDER. The common spotted species of salamander in Europe. See SALAMANDER FIRE-SHIP, or FIRE-RAFT. A floating «raft, loaded with combustibles, ..."

3. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"D., New York City: fire salamander, Spotted Salamander, Red-Backed Salamander (4 specimens). Sand Lizard, Chameleon. VALENTINE, MYRA, New York City: ..."

4. Germany by Heinrich Heine, Charles Godfrey Leland (1906)
"It is not exactly known what they are;2 they lead astray wanderers in moorlands 1 Heine did not know what a fire-salamander was. ..."

5. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"fire salamander of Europe is Sola mandra maculosa, a species about six inches long. It is black, with bright yellow spots, and the glands of the skin ..."

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