hell-bender


noun

  1. a large salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, of rivers and streams in eastern North America, having a flat, stout body and broad head.
  2. Informal. a reckless or headstrong person.

noun

  1. a very large dark grey aquatic salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, with internal gills: inhabits rivers in E and central US: family Cryptobranchidae
n.

large salamander of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, 1812, supposedly so called for its ugliness.

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