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.
Words nearby spadefoot toad
Origin of spadefoot toad
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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