amphibious /amˈfɪbɪəs/

a

I. adjective

1. relating to, living in, or suited for both land and water

an amphibious vehicle.
2. (of a military operation) involving forces landed from the sea

an amphibious assault.
II. derivatives

amphibiously
adverb


– origin mid 17th cent.: from modern Latin amphibium, from Greek amphibion (see amphibian) + -ous.

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