amphibious

amphibious
/am fib"ee euhs/, adj.
1. living or able to live both on land and in water; belonging to both land and water.
2. Also, amphibian. capable of operating on both land and water: amphibious vehicles.
3. of or pertaining to military operations by both land and naval forces against the same object, esp. to a military attack by troops landed by naval ships.
4. trained or organized to fight, or fighting, on both land and sea: amphibious troops.
5. combining two qualities, kinds, traits, etc.; of or having a mixed or twofold nature.
[1635-45; < L amphibius < Gk amphíbios living a double life. See AMPHI-, BIO-, -OUS]

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