horned toad
noun Date: 1806 any of several small harmless insectivorous lizards (genus Phrynosoma) of the western United States and Mexico that resemble toads and have hornlike spines

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  • Horned toad — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned toad — ☆ horned toad n. any of a genus (Phrynosoma) of small, scaly, insect eating iguanas with a flattened body, short tail, and hornlike spines: also called horned lizard * * * or horned lizard Any of about 14 species of lizards of the genus… …   Universalium

  • horned toad — ☆ horned toad n. any of a genus (Phrynosoma) of small, scaly, insect eating iguanas with a flattened body, short tail, and hornlike spines: also called horned lizard …   English World dictionary

  • horned toad — noun insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America • Syn: ↑horned lizard, ↑horny frog • Hypernyms: ↑iguanid, ↑iguanid lizard • Hyponyms: ↑Texas horned lizard, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horned toad — Tapayaxin Ta pa*yax in, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A Mexican spinous lizard ({Phrynosoma orbiculare}) having a head somewhat like that of a toad; called also {horned toad}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned toad — noun 1》 (also horned lizard) an American lizard with spiny skin and large spines on the head. [Phrynosoma cornutum and other species.] 2》 a large toad with horn shaped projections of skin over the eyes. [Megophrys (SE Asia), Ceratophrys (S.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • horned toad — /hɔnd ˈtoʊd/ (say hawnd tohd) noun any of various small, harmless lizards, genus Phyrnosoma, of western North America, with flattened body and horn like spines on the head and body …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ol' Rip the Horned Toad — Ol Rip (died January 19, 1929) was a horned lizard (commonly referred to as a horned toad ) whose supposed 31 year hibernation as an entombed animal is believed by some and doubted by others. His name is a reference to the fictional character Rip …   Wikipedia

  • Convex-tailed Horned Toad — Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Great Piebald Horned Toad — Taxobox name = Great Piebald Horned Toad status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura familia = Megophryidae genus = Xenophrys species = X. giganticus binomial = Xenophrys giganticus… …   Wikipedia

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