salamander

n.

  1. Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.
  2. The pouched gopher (Geomys tuza) of the Southern United States.
  3. A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it.
  4. A large poker.
  5. Solidified material in a furnace hearth.