from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of amphibians: same as
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- noun a genus of Proteidae
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Related to the curious eyeless proteus, found in the celebrated cavern of Adelsberg, is an animal very much larger, called the necturus, inhabiting the waters of the Mississippi, and several southern lakes.