One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Most migrations of efts reported in the northeastern Unites States occur in both spring and fall (April and May and August to October).’
- 1.1Zoology The juvenile stage of a newt.
- ‘Eastern newts have three stages of life: the aquatic larva or tadpole, the red eft or terrestrial juvenile stage, and the aquatic adult.’
- ‘These newts are born in the water like most newts, then the red eft emerges from the water and lives on land for a season before returning to the water.’
- ‘On a recent pond survey at Logan's Meadow a large number of Eft's have been found.’
Old English efeta, of unknown origin. Compare with newt.
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