American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several small, slender, often brightly colored salamanders of the European genus Triturus or the North American genera Notophthalmus and Taricha, living chiefly on land but becoming aquatic during the breeding season.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tailed batrachian; an animal of the genus Triton in a broad sense, as T. cristatus, the great warty or crested newt, or T. (Lissotriton) punctatus, the common smooth newt; an eft; an asker; a triton. They begin life as tadpoles hatched from eggs, but never lose the tail. They are harmless and inoffensive little creatures, from 3 to 6 inches long, living in ponds and ditches, sometimes crawling out of the water in damp places; they live on animal food, as water-insects and their larvæ, worms, tadpoles, etc. The name is extended to any similar batrachian of small size, as one of the Amblystomidæ, Plethodantidæ, Salamandridæ, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small aquatic salamanders. The common British species are the crested newt (Triton cristatus) and the smooth newt (Lophinus punctatus). In America, Diemictylus viridescens is one of the most abundant species.
- n. small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
- From the older forms ewt, from euft, from eft, Old English efete. The n comes from hearing “an ewt” as “a newt”; compare apron, nickname, orange, daffodil, and, for a similar phenomenon, trickle. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English neute, from a neute, alteration of an eute, variant of evete, from Old English efete. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Use the word "nags" at 1 across and the word "newt" at 1 down.”
“I don't know, maybe its set in dinosaur times. simmy25 newt is set nowadays”
“I am living in Georgia and am embarrased to even say that with newt living here too. newt is not a liked man here, and I have not met anyone yet that has anything good to say about this crook. newt LIES!!!!!”
“The newt is used to replace a missing young Queen Victoria who has gone AWOL.”
“These people are fictional characters parading around and pretending to be newcasters. beck calls himself a comedian, bill was a trash tv reporter, newt is a disgraced politician and the rest are just has beens who can't see the truth or just don't care to.”
“July 16th, 2009 2: 57 pm ET he needs to change his name. we just can't have a president mitt. what if newt is the vp? we'd have a mitt and a newt on the same ticket. we'd be the laughing stock of the world.”
“One-thirtieth of the TTX normally found in a T. granulosa newt is enough to kill the average human being.”
“Anything that the dying republicans can do at this point, including thrashing around and digging up newt from the grave, while their Dear Leader’s days in office disappear after every sundown, they will do.”
“A newt is a salamander commonly found in or near freshwater in Africa.”
“The newt is a textbook example of what can happen to one species through trade on the web.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘newt’.
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Words that make me giggle.
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Looking for tweets for newt.