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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.
True toads, on the other hand, have dry, bumpy skin and do not have webbed feet.