Origin of toad
OTHER WORDS FROM toadtoadish, toadlike, adjectivetoad·ish·ness, nountoadless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH toadfrog, toad
Words nearby toad
How to use toad in a sentence
Female toads measured on average about 34 percent shorter on Mauritius and 26 percent shorter on Réunion.
Island toads were quite a bit smaller than the roughly 7-centimeter-long toads in Durban.
Another possibility is the toads are smaller due to a dietary deficiency, or maybe the climate isn’t quite right for the toads to reach full size.
Some snakes eat toads by politely swallowing the creatures whole.This snake rips a hole in living toads’ stomachs to feast on their organs|Erin Garcia de Jesus|October 2, 2020|Science News
In 2018, he discovered bombardier beetles can force toads to vomit them back up.Some beetles can be eaten by a frog, then walk out the other end|Jonathan Lambert|September 4, 2020|Science News For Students
In May, the head of Guerreros Unidos, Mario Casarrubias Salgado, aka the Beautiful Toad, was arrested.
Not every estate owner was responsible; inheritance often entailed no more business sense than a Bertie Wooster or Mr. Toad.The Sad Fate of ‘Downton Abbey’ Estates: ‘Felling the Ancient Oaks’|Anthony Paletta|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is a combination of the words cesso (toilet) and rospo (toad).
In the old days every great man kept a toad-eater; sometimes his functions were highly paid—Wolff's are, I fancy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The thick torso of a man who squatted like a toad could be seen partly emerging from the shrubs.
Tressan was ugly as a toad, the most absurd, ridiculous bridegroom that ever led woman to the altar.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
His face was, moreover, mottled with dusky spots, so that he reminded the spectator of a frog or a toad.
The venomous old toad made a supreme effort and whispered, "Suppose she should die?"