Definition of smooth newt in English:

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smooth newt


A small yellowish-brown smooth-skinned newt that is widely distributed throughout Europe and western Asia.
  • Triturus vulgaris, family Salamandridae
Example sentences
  • The great crested newt is significantly larger than the smooth newt and has warty rather than velvety skin.
  • The smooth newt is typically 80-110 mm long, including its tail, and is often mistaken for a lizard.
  • When on land smooth newts tend to feed on insects, worms and slugs by projecting their tongues to catch prey.
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