Tree toad
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tree toad — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree toad — ☆ tree toad n. any of various tree frogs * * * …   Universalium

  • tree toad — tree′ toad n. ram tree frog • Etymology: 1770–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • tree toad — ☆ tree toad n. any of various tree frogs …   English World dictionary

  • tree toad — noun arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America • Syn: ↑tree frog, ↑tree frog • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree toad — noun Date: 1778 tree frog …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tree toad. — See tree frog. [1770 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tree toad — noun another term for tree frog …   English new terms dictionary

  • tree-toad — n. Tree frog (Hyla arborea) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tree toad. — See tree frog. [1770 80, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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