[ nat-er-jak ]
/ ˈnæt ərˌdʒæk /
a European toad, Bufo calamita, that moves by running.
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Origin of natterjack
First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
Words nearby natterjack
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Example sentences from the Web for natterjack
Kerry, it is plentiful and known by the name of Natchet, which is probably an Irish corruption of Natterjack.Animal Life of the British Isles|Edward Step
British Dictionary definitions for natterjack
/ (ˈnætəˌdʒæk) /
a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae
Word Origin for natterjack
C18: of unknown origin
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