toad bug



any of several small broad aquatic insect-eating hemipterous insects of the family Gelastocoridae, having toadlike characteristics.

Nearby words

  1. to-be,
  2. to-do,
  3. to-do list,
  4. to-name,
  5. toad,
  6. toad juice,
  7. toad spit,
  8. toad-in-the-hole,
  9. toadeater,
  10. toadfish

Origin of toad bug

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toad bug

  • A small insect called the toad-bug (Galgulus) lives abundantly on the banks of a pond on the campus of Stanford University.