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axolotl


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Axolotl  \Ax"o*lotl\,  n.  [The  native  name.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  amphibian  of  the  salamander  tribe  found  in  the  elevated 
  lakes  of  Mexico;  the  siredon. 
 
  Note:  When  it  breeds  in  captivity  the  young  develop  into  true 
  salamanders  of  the  genus  {Amblystoma}.  This  also  occurs 
  naturally  under  favorable  conditions,  in  its  native 
  localities;  although  it  commonly  lives  and  breeds  in  a 
  larval  state,  with  persistent  external  gills.  See 
  {Siredon}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  axolotl 
  n  :  larval  salamander  of  mountain  lakes  of  Mexico  that  usually 
  lives  without  metamorphosing  [syn:  {mud  puppy},  {Ambystoma 
  mexicanum}] 




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