Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: amphibian  am'fi-bee-un
  1. Relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia
    - amphibious
Noun: amphibian  am'fi-bee-un
  1. A flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
    - amphibious vehicle
  2. An aeroplane designed to take off and land on water
    - amphibious aircraft
  3. Cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form

Derived forms: amphibians

Type of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], automotive vehicle, craniate, motor vehicle, plane, vertebrate

Part of: amphibia, class Amphibia

Encyclopedia: Amphibian