Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

spadefoot toad

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. any of several nocturnal toads of the family Pelobatidae, common in the Northern Hemisphere, characterized by a horny, spadelike projection on each hind foot for burrowing under the soil.

Origin of spadefoot toad

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018