mudpuppy

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mud·puppy

also mud pup·py (mŭd′pŭp′ē)
n. pl. mud·pup·pies also mud pup·pies
Any of several large eastern North American aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, especially N. maculosus, that have feathery dark red external gills. Also called water dog.

mudpuppy

(ˈmʌdˌpʌpɪ)
n
(Animals) any aquatic North American salamander of the genus Necturus, esp N. maculosus, having red feathery external gills and other persistent larval features: family Proteidae. See also neoteny

mud•pup•py

(ˈmʌdˌpʌp i)

n., pl. -pies.
any of several often large, aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, of E North America, having bushy, red gills and well-developed limbs.
[1880–85, Amer.]