Definition of giant salamander in English:

giant salamander

Syllabification: gi·ant sal·a·man·der


A very large salamander that is native to North America and eastern Asia, in particular.
  • A permanently aquatic salamander (three species in the family Cryptobranchidae), e.g., the American hellbender.A terrestrial salamander (three species in the family Dicamptodontidae), of western North America.
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  • The closest relative of the Japanese and Chinese giant salamanders is the hellbender of the eastern U.S.
  • The earliest ones looked like giant salamanders, measuring about four feet long, Hedges said.
  • You can even see deer, giant salamanders and goats, if lucky.

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