Meaning of crested newt in English:

crested newt

(also great crested newt)

See synonyms for crested newt

noun

  • A large Eurasian newt, the male of which has a tall crest along the back and tail during the breeding season.

    Also called warty newt

    Triturus cristatus, family Salamandridae

    ‘Great crested newts are Britain's biggest newt and they can grow to 17 cm.’
    • ‘They hope to do project work with local schools on animals, birds and conservation, and one idea is to establish a colony of rare smooth and crested newts.’
    • ‘An additional survey is also to be carried out on the land to ensure the protection of some great crested newts, which live in the area.’
    • ‘He said that the only other creatures to have similar levels of protection in the country were great crested newts and bats.’
    • ‘A conservation area could soon be turned into a thriving habitat for the endangered great crested newt.’