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  • adj. salamandroid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a salamander; enduring fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling the imaginary salamander in being able to resist fire, or capable of living in fire.
  • In zoology, of or pertaining to the Salamandridæ or Salamandrinæ; resembling or related to Salamandra; salamandriform or salamandroid.
  • n. In zoology, a salamander.
  • n. An alkaloid which has been obtained from the acid cutaneous secretion of the spotted salamander, Salamandra maculosa. Also salamandarine.

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Examples

  • The Jewish immigrant is, moreover, the toughest of all the white elements that have been poured into the American crucible, the race having, by its unique experience of several thousand years of exposure to alien majorities, developed a salamandrine power of survival.

    The Melting-Pot

  • Among the important changes of the vertebrate organisation that marked the rise of the first Amniotes from salamandrine Amphibia during this period the following three are especially noteworthy: the entire disappearance of the water-breathing gills and the conversion of the gill-arches into other organs, the formation of the allantois or primitive urinary sac, and the development of the amnion.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • As he passed the mirror, he saw that he was covered with royal ermine, and that his head wore a wonderful crown -- of gold set with none but red stones: rubies and carbuncles and garnets, and others whose names he could not tell, glowed gloriously around his head, like the salamandrine essence of all the Christmas fires over the world.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 2

  • As he passed the mirror he saw that he was covered with royal ermine, and that his head wore a wonderful crown of gold, set with none but red stones: rubies and carbuncles and garnets, and others whose names he could not tell, glowed gloriously around his head, like the salamandrine essence of all the Christmas fires over the world.

    Cross Purposes and The Shadows

  • I enter a caveat against male friendships, which are only fit for ladies of the salamandrine order.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • I enter a caveat against male friendships, which are only fit for ladies of the _salamandrine_ order.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • Irish elk W 1891 O megacerotine (extinct) salamandrine salamander Irish elk 1884 OW 1712-1888 OW megatherine (extinct) sciurine squirrel 1842 -

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1

  • 14 Alan Dean Foster Altogether, the rooms constituted a benign and thoroughly salamandrine environment.

    The Moment of the Magician

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