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Origin of toad
OTHER WORDS FROM toadtoadish, toadlike, adjectivetoad·ish·ness, nountoadless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH toadfrog, toad
Words nearby toad
Example sentences from the Web for toad
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?"