amphibious

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀμφίβιος (amphíbios). From ἀμφί (amphí) + βίος (bíos, life).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [æmˈfɪbi.əs]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

amphibious (not comparable)

  1. Capable of functioning on land or in water.
    an amphibious vehicle
    • 1898, The Outlook, volume 60, page 281:
      Most Dutch cities began on a terp or artificial mound to which the prehistoric amphibious folk rushed for refuge when floods rolled in.
  2. Occurring on both land and water.
    an amphibious attack

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