spade toad
Spadefoot Spade"foot` (sp[=a]d"f[oo^]t`), n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of burrowing toads of the genus {Scaphiopus}, esp. {Scaphiopus Holbrookii}, of the Eastern United States; -- called also {spade toad}. [1913 Webster]

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  • spade|foot — spade foot, a kind of tapered enlargement of the leg of a piece of furniture, common especially in Hepplewhite. spade|foot «SPAYD FUT», noun, plural foots. Also, spadefoot toad. any one of a large group of toads of Europe, northern Africa,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spade foot — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a terminal enlargement of the straight square furniture leg especially of the late 18th century that sweeps outward in an abrupt curve on each side and then gradually tapers downward see foot illustration * * * Furniture. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Couch's Spadefoot Toad — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • New Mexico Spadefoot Toad — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN …   Wikipedia

  • Plains Spadefoot Toad — Taxobox name = Plains Spadefoot Toad status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura subordo = Mesobatrachia familia = Scaphiopodidae genus = Spea species = S. bombifrons binomial = Spea… …   Wikipedia

  • spadefoot toad — noun a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade like projection on each hind foot • Syn: ↑spadefoot • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑salientian …   Useful english dictionary

  • spadefoot toad — 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. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * ▪ amphibian       relatively smooth …   Universalium

  • Scaphiopus Holbrookii — Spadefoot Spade foot (sp[=a]d f[oo^]t ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of burrowing toads of the genus {Scaphiopus}, esp. {Scaphiopus Holbrookii}, of the Eastern United States; called also {spade toad}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spadefoot — Spade foot (sp[=a]d f[oo^]t ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of burrowing toads of the genus {Scaphiopus}, esp. {Scaphiopus Holbrookii}, of the Eastern United States; called also {spade toad}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spadefoottoad — spade·foot toad (spādʹfo͝ot ) n. Any of several toads of the family Pelobatidae, widely distributed over Europe, southern Asia, northern Africa, and North America, some of which are able to dig deep burrows easily by means of a horny projection… …   Universalium

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