spadefoot toad


noun

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.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of spadefoot toad

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

Words nearby spadefoot toad

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020