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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.
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Noun1.true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skintrue toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
bufo - any toad of the genus Bufo
agua, agua toad, Bufo marinus - largest known toad species; native to Central America; valuable destroyer of insect pests
Bufo bufo, European toad - common toad of Europe
Bufo calamita, natterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops
American toad, Bufo americanus - common toad of America
Bufo viridis, Eurasian green toad - Eurasian toad with variable chiefly green coloring
American green toad, Bufo debilis - small green or yellow-green toad with small black bars and stripes
Bufo canorus, Yosemite toad - of high Sierra Nevada meadows and forest borders
Bufo speciosus, Texas toad - nocturnal burrowing toad of mesquite woodland and prairies of the United States southwest
Bufo microscaphus, southwestern toad - a uniformly warty stocky toad of washes and streams of semiarid southwestern United States
Bufo boreas, western toad - of a great variety of habitats from southern Alaska to Baja California west of the Rockies
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The nomenclature used is mostly up to date, for example Anaxyrus is used for the true toads and Lithobates for the ranid frogs.
The Amargosa toad is a member of the family Bufonidae, which includes North American true toads. The species is only found in the Oasis Valley in southern Nye County, Nevada.
True toads, on the other hand, have dry, bumpy skin and do not have webbed feet.