Definitions of triton

n tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells

Type of:
any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids

n small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia

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Triturus vulgaris, common newt
small semiaquatic salamander
Notophthalmus viridescens, red eft
red terrestrial form of a common North American newt
Pacific newt
any of several rough-skinned newts found in western North America
a newt in its terrestrial stage of development
Taricha granulosa, rough-skinned newt
newt of humid coast from Alaska to southern California
California newt, Taricha torosa
newt that is similar to Taricha granulosa in characteristics and habitat
Type of:
any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed

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