Variant of salamander
- a mythological reptile, resembling the lizard, that was said to live in fire
- a spirit supposed to live in fire: orig., a spirit in Paracelsus' alchemical system
- any of various articles used in fire or able to produce or withstand heat, as a poker, portable oven, or a utensil for browning pastry
- any of an order (Caudata) of limbed, tailed amphibians with a soft, moist skin
Origin: ME salamandre < OFr < L salamandra < Gr
- salamandrine adjective
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