Definition of salamander :
1. A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it.
2. A large poker.
3. Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.
4. Solidified material in a furnace hearth.
5. The pouched gopher ( Geomys tuza) of the Southern United States.
reptile (part of speech: noun)
- The afternoon sun was pouring into the piazza a sea of glimmering heat, into which Mr. Waters plunged with the security of a salamander. - "Indian Summer", William D. Howells.
- On one of the small houses round it is the date 1602, and near it the carving of a salamander, which evidently gave its name to the Rue de la Salamandre, which had originally been known as " Mauconseil" ever since 1280, a name that is almost as appropriate to its darkness now as " Salamandre" must have been suggestive of its condition in the sixteenth century. - "The Story of Rouen", Sir Theodore Andrea Cook.
- We do not mean that he was a salamander and revelled in fire and smoke, but he had read of fires and heard of them till his own little soul was ablaze with a desire to save some one from a fire- any one- somehow, or anyhow! - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.