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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In popular language, animals living both on land and in the water; those which voluntarily and habitually enter that element, though not able to breathe under water, such as frogs, turtles, crocodiles, seals, walruses, otters, beavers, hippopotami, etc.
  • [capitalized] In zoöl., a name variously used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) One of the classes of vertebrates.

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  • noun Plural form of amphibian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians

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