Definition of crested newt in English:

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crested newt

(also great crested newt)


A large Eurasian newt, the male of which has a tall crest along the back and tail during the breeding season. Also called warty newt.
  • Triturus cristatus, family Salamandridae.
Example sentences
  • Great crested newts are Britain's biggest newt and they can grow to 17 cm.
  • They hope to do project work with local schools on animals, birds and conservation, and one idea is to establish a colony of rare smooth and crested newts.
  • An additional survey is also to be carried out on the land to ensure the protection of some great crested newts, which live in the area.

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