from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long slender salamander which lives in the mud, as Siren lacertina or Murænopsis tridactyla. Also called mudpuppy. See axolotl.
- n. An eel of any kind; especially, in New England, a yellow-bellied sluggish variety of the common eel, found in muddy water.
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