toad genus, from Latin bufo "a toad," an Osco-Umbrian loan-word, perhaps from PIE *gwebh-, a root denoting sliminess and also forming words for "frog" (cf. Old Prussian gabawo "toad," Old Church Slavonic žaba "frog," Middle Low German kwappe "tadpole," German Quappe).
Examples from the Web for bufo
Call difference as an isolation mechanism in southwestern toads (genus Bufo).A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla|William E. Duellman
The Italians say bufo magro—a meagre buffoon, to express a poor jester who cannot make you laugh.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Descriptions are given of the tadpoles of Bufo occidentalis and Hyla bistincta.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman
The toad itself may be eaten; Finn saw the Indian toad (Bufo melanostictus) eat another of its own kind.The Making of Species|Douglas Dewar
Firschein (1950:83) redefined the cristatus group of Bufo and assigned these specimens to valliceps.A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico|William E. Duellman