Definition of fire salamander in English:

fire salamander

Pronunciation /ˈfī(ə)r ˈsaləˌmandər/ /ˈfaɪ(ə)r ˈsæləˌmændər/

noun

  • A robust short-tailed nocturnal salamander that has black skin with bright red, orange, and yellow markings, native to upland forests of Europe, northwestern Africa, and southwestern Asia.

    Salamandra salamandra, family Salamandridae

    ‘Everyone stopped to form wide circles around several fire salamanders that crossed our path.’
    • ‘Fire Salamanders have a scattered and discontinuous range over large areas of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia.’
    • ‘The skin of the fire salamander takes in both air and water.’
    • ‘The beautiful fire salamander, with its black body that is covered with reddish-orange or yellow uneven spots, is an amazing sight to see.’
    • ‘These brilliant colors are a warning to other animals that the fire salamander is not palatable.’