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(Animals) a pale blind eel-like salamander, Proteus anguinus, of underground streams in SE Europe, that retains its larval form throughout its life: family Proteidae. See also mudpuppy
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|Noun||1.||olm - European aquatic salamander with permanent external gills that lives in caves|
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed