Definition of waterdog in English:

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waterdog

Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtədɒɡ/

noun

An aquatic North American salamander which is a smaller relative of the mud puppy, typically living in flowing water.
  • Genus Necturus, family Proteidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Four Necturus species, the waterdogs, grow to 28 cm in length, and the fifth, N. maculosus, the mudpuppy, grows to more than 40 cm long.
  • Live bait (minnows, waterdogs) produced two of the fish, as did spinnerbaits.
  • A good population of the Neuse River waterdog, a large salamander, still remains in the Little River, and dam removal increased its habitat.

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