Definition of eft in English:

eft

Syllabification: eft

noun

  • 1A newt.
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    • Most migrations of efts reported in the northeastern Unites States occur in both spring and fall (April and May and August to October).
  • 1.1 Zoology The juvenile stage of a newt.
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    • Eastern newts have three stages of life: the aquatic larva or tadpole, the red eft or terrestrial juvenile stage, and the aquatic adult.
    • These newts are born in the water like most newts, then the red eft emerges from the water and lives on land for a season before returning to the water.
    • On a recent pond survey at Logan's Meadow a large number of Eft's have been found.

Origin

Old English efeta, of unknown origin. Compare with newt.

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