Toad rush
Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common toad ({Bufo vulgaris}) and the natterjack are familiar European species. The common American toad ({Bufo lentiginosus}) is similar to the European toad, but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by leaping. [1913 Webster]

{Obstetrical toad}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Obstetrical}.

{Surinam toad}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pita}.

{Toad lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a horned toad.

{Toad pipe} (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant ({Equisetum limosum}) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.

{Toad rush} (Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush ({Juncus bufonius}).

{Toad snatcher} (Zo["o]l.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]

{Toad spittle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Cuckoo spit}, under {Cuckoo}.

{Tree toad}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Tree}. [1913 Webster]


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  • toad rush — noun low growing annual rush of damp low lying ground; nearly cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑Juncus bufonius • Hypernyms: ↑rush * * * noun : a low growing nearly cosmopolitan annual rush (Juncus bufonius) of damp low lying ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • toad-rush — /ˈtoʊd rʌʃ/ (say tohd rush) noun a small annual rush, Juncus bufonius, common in wet muddy places throughout temperate regions …   Australian English dictionary

  • Toad — Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad lizard — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad pipe — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad snatcher — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad spittle — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush toad — Rush Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush — Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush broom — Rush Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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