from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large aquatic salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) of the eastern and central United States. Also called mudpuppy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, a giant salamander of North America that inhabits large, swiftly flowing streams with rocky bottoms.
- n. A reckless, headstrong person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A protracted and reckless debauch or drunken frolic. See bender, 4.
- n. The menopome, Menopoma alleghaniensis (or Protonopsis horrida), a large aquatic salamander with gillslits and 4 short legs, common in the Ohio valley; one of several such creatures known as mud-puppies and water-dogs. See Menopoma.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large salamander of North American rivers and streams
hell + bender, possibly from hell-bent (Wiktionary)