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toad

 (tōd)
n.
1. Any of various anuran amphibians especially of the family Bufonidae, characteristically being more terrestrial and having drier, rougher skin and shorter legs than the smooth-skinned frogs.
2. A horned lizard.
3. A person regarded as repulsive.

[Middle English tadde, tode, from Old English tādige.]

toad

(təʊd)
n
1. (Animals) any anuran amphibian of the class Bufonidae, such as Bufo bufo (common toad) of Europe. They are similar to frogs but are more terrestrial, having a drier warty skin.
2. (Animals) any of various similar amphibians of different families
3. a loathsome person
[Old English tādige, of unknown origin; see tadpole]
ˈtoadish, ˈtoadˌlike adj

toad

(toʊd)

n.
1. any of various mostly terrestrial, tailless amphibians related to frogs of the order Anura, typically having dry, warty skin. Compare frog 1 (def. 1).
2. Also called true toad. a toad of the family Bufonidae, having relatively short hind legs and warty skin.Compare frog1 (def. 2).
3. a disgusting person or thing.
[before 1000; Middle English tode, Old English tāde, tādi(g)e]
toad′ish, toad′like`, adj.
toad′ish•ness, n.

toad

(tōd)
Any of numerous amphibians related to the frogs. Toads usually have broader bodies and shorter legs than frogs, and their feet have only a little webbing. Their skin is thick, rough, and often bumpy, and sometimes secretes toxic substances. Toads usually do not live in water as adults but prefer cool, moist places on the ground. Compare frog.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toad - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leapingtoad - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
leptodactylid, leptodactylid frog - toothed frogs: terrestrial or aquatic or arboreal
robber frog - small terrestrial frog of tropical America
barking frog, Hylactophryne augusti, robber frog - of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog's bark
crapaud, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, South American bullfrog - large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
tree frog, tree-frog - any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes
Ascaphus trui, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed frog, tailed toad - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ
Liopelma hamiltoni - primitive New Zealand frog with four unwebbed toes on forefeet and five on hind feet
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
Alytes obstetricans, obstetrical toad, midwife toad - European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch
Alytes cisternasi, midwife toad - similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians
Bombina bombina, fire-bellied toad - toad of central and eastern Europe having red or orange patches mixed with black on its underside
spadefoot, spadefoot toad - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
Gastrophryne olivacea, western narrow-mouthed toad - small secretive toad with smooth tough skin of central and western North America
eastern narrow-mouthed toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis - small toad of southeastern United States
sheep frog - mostly of Central America
tongueless frog - almost completely aquatic frog native to Africa and Panama and northern South America
South American poison toad - a South American toad

toad

noun
Related words
adjective batrachian
young tadpole
fear batrachophobia
see amphibians
Translations
pes
крастава жаба
gripau
ropuchaještěrkamlok
tudse
bufo
rupikonna
krastača
varangyvarangyos béka
kodok
karta
ヒキガエル
두꺼비
bufo
rupūžėmusmirė
krupis
broască râioasă
ropuchažaba
krastačakrota
krastačaкрастача
padda
chulachura
คางคก
ропуха
con cóc

toad

[təʊd] Nsapo m

toad

[ˈtəʊd] ncrapaud mtoad-in-the-hole [ˌtəʊdɪnðəˈhəʊl] n (British) saucisses cuites au four dans de la pâte à crêpes

toad

nKröte f; (fig: = repulsive person) → Ekel nt

toad

[təʊd] nrospo

toad

(təud) noun
a kind of reptile, like a large frog.
ˈtoadstool noun
any of several kinds of mushroom-like fungi, often poisonous.

toad

ضِفْدِعُ الطِّيـن ropucha tudse Kröte φρύνος sapo rupikonna crapaud krastača rospo ヒキガエル 두꺼비 pad padde ropucha sapo жаба padda คางคก kara kurbağa con cóc 癞蛤蟆
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