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mud puppy

  

      n   any aquatic North American salamander of the genus Necturus, esp N. maculosus, having red feathery external gills and other persistent larval features: family Proteidae  
   See also       neoteny  
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puppy  
      n   pl   , -pies  
1    a young dog; pup  
2    Informal, contemptuous   a brash or conceited young man; pup  
     (C15 popi, from Old French popée doll; compare puppet)  
  puppyhood      n  
  puppyish      adj  


bumble-puppy  
      n  
1    a game in which a ball, attached by string to a post, is hit so that the string winds round the post  
2    modifier   (of whist or bridge) played unskilfully  
mud puppy  
      n   any aquatic North American salamander of the genus Necturus, esp N. maculosus, having red feathery external gills and other persistent larval features: family Proteidae  
   See also       neoteny  
puppy fat  
      n   fatty tissue that develops in childhood or adolescence and usually disappears by maturity  
puppy love  
      n      another term for       calf love  

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pup

  
, puppy            (figurative)   braggart, cub, jackanapes, popinjay, whelp, whippersnapper, young dog  

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