A male smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)



  • A small lizard-like amphibian in the family Salamandridae that lives in the water as an adult.


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  • From Middle English newte, newete, a form resulting from an incorrect division (a process known as rebracketing) of Middle English ewte as a newte (for similar misdivisions compare adder, nickname, apron, umpire, etc.). Middle English evete, eute, euete, ewte, derives from Old English efete. Doublet of eft.

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