salamander: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sal'u-man"dur), [key]
- any tailed amphibian of the order Caudata, having a soft, moist, scaleless skin, typically aquatic as a larva and semiterrestrial as an adult: several species are endangered.
- a mythical being, esp. a lizard or other reptile, thought to be able to live in fire.
- any of various portable stoves or burners.
- a mass of iron that accumulates at the bottom of a blast furnace as a result of the escape of molten metal through the hearth.
- a metal plate or disk with a handle, heated and held over pastry, casserole crusts, etc., to brown or glaze it.
- an oven usually heated from the top and bottom by gas, for cooking, browning, and glazing food.
- salamander (Thesaurus)