Complete Definition of "salamander"

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English
Image:Feuer_Salamander_2.jpg|thumb|right|250px|a salamander (amphibian)

Etymology
From Old French salamandre, from Latin salamandra, from Greek ÏαλαμάνδÏα. Originating from Persian سÙÙدر (samandar): sÄm Fire, andarÅ«n Within, as it was thought to be able to walk through fire, which is false.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËsælÉËmændÉ/ (UK) or /ËsælÉËmændÉ/ (US)
SAMPA /<tt>"s{[email protected]%m{[email protected]</tt>/ (UK) or /<tt>"s{[email protected]%m{[email protected]`</tt>/ (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A (usually) terrestrial amphibian, resembling a lizard; taxonomic order Caudata
  2. mythology A creature much like a lizard that is resistant to and lives in fire, hence the elemental being of fire.
  3. cooking A metal utensil with a flat head which is heated and put over a dish to brown the top.

#: 1977: The salamander, a fairly long metal utensil with a flat rounded head, was left in the fire until red hot and then used to brown the top of a dish without further cooking. &mdash; Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0187-6, page 41 (discussing 19th century cookery)

  1. cooking In a professional kitchen a small broiler, used primarily for browning.

#:The chef first put the steak under the salamander to sear the outside.

Translations
amphibian

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Czech: salamandr m
Dutch: salamander m
Finnish: salamanteri
French: salamandre f
German: Salamander m
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Latin: salamandra f
Macedonian: ÑаламандеÑ
Polish: salamandra f
Russian: ÑаламандÑа
Ukrainian: ÑаламандÑа
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<!--DefA-->mythical creature

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Finnish: salamanteri
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Derived terms
salamandrine

Verb
en-verb

  1. To apply a #Noun|salamander (flat iron utensil above) in a cooking process.

#: 19th C.: When cold, sprinkle the custard thickly with sugar and salamander it. &mdash; a 19th century crème brûlée recipe quoted in Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0187-6, page 41


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|salamanders|salamandertje m

  1. salamander#English|salamander

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