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Meaning of “amphibious” in the English Dictionary

"amphibious" in British English

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amphibiousadjective

uk   us   /æmˈfɪb.i.əs/
of or ​relating to a ​type of ​animal that ​lives both on ​land and in ​water: amphibious ​animals relating to ​vehicles that ​operate both on ​land and in ​water: amphibious ​vehicles/​aircraft an amphibious ​landing/​attack (= from the ​sea onto the ​land)
(Definition of amphibious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amphibious" in American English

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amphibiousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /æmˈfɪb·i·əs/
biology able to ​live on ​land and in ​water: amphibious ​creatures Amphibious also ​meansable to ​operate on ​land and in ​water: We toured the ​harbor in an amphibious ​bus.
(Definition of amphibious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “amphibious”
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物)水陆两栖的, 水陆两用的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物)水陸兩棲的, 水陸兩用的…
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