Definition of waterdog in English:



  • An aquatic North American salamander which is a smaller relative of the mud puppy, typically living in flowing water.

    Genus Necturus, family Proteidae: several species

    • ‘Four Necturus species, the waterdogs, grow to 28 cm in length, and the fifth, N. maculosus, the mudpuppy, grows to more than 40 cm long.’
    • ‘A good population of the Neuse River waterdog, a large salamander, still remains in the Little River, and dam removal increased its habitat.’
    • ‘Live bait (minnows, waterdogs) produced two of the fish, as did spinnerbaits.’