from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of giant salamanders; in some classifications included in the genus Cryptobranchus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Asiatic genus of the family Protonopsidæ (or Crypto-branchidæ), having four small but well-formed feet, and no gill-slits; the giant salamanders. M. maximus is the largest living amphibian, attaining a length of three feet or more. It is found in Japan and some parts of continental Asia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. giant salamanders; in some classifications included in the genus Cryptobranchus
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