newt

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Etymology[edit]

From the older forms ewt, from euft, from eft, Old English efete. The n comes from hearing “an ewt” as “a newt”; compare apron, nickname, orange, daffodil', and, for a similar phenomenon, trickle.

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newt (plural newts)

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

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  • salamander
  • eft (archaic or dialect, or used for some varieties)

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