cane toad

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cane toad

n.
A large toad (Bufo marinus) originally found from Texas to South America but naturalized in Florida, Hawaii, and Australia after being introduced into sugarcane fields to control pests. The cane toad secretes a toxin that can be fatal to predators. Also called marine toad.

cane toad

n
(Animals) a large toad, Bufo marinus, native to Central and South America but introduced into many countries to control insects and other pests of sugar-cane plantations. Also called: giant toad or marine toad
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He downplayed claims that the frogs were actually cane toads, an invasive, poisonous species that may harm dogs and people.
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