Definitions for salamanderˈsæl əˌmæn dər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sal•a•man•derˈsæl əˌmæn dər(n.)
any tailed amphibian of the order Caudata, having a soft, moist, scaleless skin, usu. aquatic as a larva and semiterrestrial as an adult.
Category: Reptiles and Amphibians
a mythical being, esp. a lizard or other reptile, thought to be able to live in fire.
a portable stove or burner.
Origin of salamander:
1300–50; < L salamandra < Gk salamándra
any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
reptilian creature supposed to live in fire
poker, stove poker, fire hook, salamander(noun)
fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
A long slender (usually) terrestrial amphibian, resembling a lizard and newt; taxonomic order Urodela
A creature much like a lizard that is resistant to and lives in fire, hence the elemental being of fire.
A metal utensil with a flat head which is heated and put over a dish to brown the top.
1977: The salamander, a fairly long metal utensil with a flat rounded head, was left in the fire until red hot and then used to brown the top of a dish without further cooking. uE000163839uE001 Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0187-6, page 41 (discussing 19th century cookery)
In a professional kitchen a small broiler, used primarily for browning.
The chef first put the steak under the salamander to sear the outside.
To apply a salamander (flat iron utensil above) in a cooking process.
19th C.: When cold, sprinkle the custard thickly with sugar and salamander it. uE000163840uE001 a 19th century cru00E8me bru00FBlu00E9e recipe quoted in Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0187-6, page 41
Origin: From Old French salamandre, from Latin salamandra, from σαλαμάνδρα, of origin.
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
the pouched gopher (Geomys tuza) of the Southern United States
a culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it
a large poker
solidified material in a furnace hearth
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an elemental spirit conceived in the Middle Ages as an animal that lived in the fire as its proper element.
Translations for salamander
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small animal which lives on land and in water.
- سَمَنْدَل الماء: حَيوان بَرْمائيArabic
- tritãoPortuguese (BR)
- der WassermolchGerman
- سوسمار ابىFarsi
- tarajos gőteHungarian
- 소형 도롱뇽의 총칭Korean
- triton, salamandră de apăRomanian
- su kertenkelesi, semenderTurkish
- 蠑螈Chinese (Trad.)
- ايک قسم کا آبی جانور جو خشکي ميں بھي رہتا ہےUrdu
- con sa giôngVietnamese
- 蝾螈Chinese (Simp.)
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