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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. large (up to more than three feet) edible salamander of Asia;
[syn: giant salamander, Megalobatrachus maximus]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Giant \Gi"ant\, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. [1913 Webster] Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax. Giant clam (Zool.), a bivalve shell of the genus Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500 pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to contain holy water. Giant heron (Zool.), a very large African heron (Ardeomega goliath). It is the largest heron known. Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole. Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin. Giant puffball (Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum), edible when young, and when dried used for stanching wounds. Giant salamander (Zool.), a very large aquatic salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long. Giant squid (Zool.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Salamander \Sal"a*man`der\, n. [F. salamandre, L. salamandra, Gr. ?; cf. Per. samander, samandel.] 1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits. [1913 Webster] Note: The salamanders have, like lizards, an elongated body, four feet, and a long tail, but are destitute of scales. They are true Amphibia, related to the frogs. Formerly, it was a superstition that the salamander could live in fire without harm, and even extinguish it by the natural coldness of its body. [1913 Webster] I have maintained that salamander of yours with fire any time this two and thirty years. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Whereas it is commonly said that a salamander extinguisheth fire, we have found by experience that on hot coals, it dieth immediately. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The pouched gopher (Geomys tuza) of the Southern United States. [1913 Webster] 3. A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it. [1913 Webster] 4. A large poker. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 5. (Metal.) Solidified material in a furnace hearth. [1913 Webster] Giant salamander. (Zool.) See under Giant. Salamander's hair or Salamander's wool (Min.), a species of asbestos or mineral flax. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

giant salamander n 1: large (up to more than three feet) edible salamander of Asia [syn: giant salamander, Megalobatrachus maximus]