Definition of giant salamander in English:

giant salamander


  • A very large salamander that is native to North America and eastern Asia, in particular.

    • ‘Living relatives include the Asian giant salamander, which can grow as big as a small human adult, and the smaller hellbender of North America.’
    • ‘The closest relative of the Japanese and Chinese giant salamanders is the hellbender of the eastern U.S.’
    • ‘The earliest ones looked like giant salamanders, measuring about four feet long, Hedges said.’
    • ‘You can even see deer, giant salamanders and goats, if lucky.’
    • ‘It is also similar to the endangered Asian giant salamander, which can grow more than 5 feet long.’