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axolotln. [The native name.].
     An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.  [1913 Webster]
    " When it breeds in captivity the young develop into true salamanders of the genus Amblystoma. This also occurs naturally under favorable conditions, in its native localities; although it commonly lives and breeds in a larval state, with persistent external gills. See Siredon."  [1913 Webster]


axolotl, n. an aquatic newtlike salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum, from Mexico, which in natural conditions retains its larval form for life but is able to breed.

Nahuatl f. atl water + xolotl servant

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