Alytes

noun
Al·​y·​tes | \ ˈaləˌtēz \

Definition of Alytes

: a genus of toads (family Discoglossidae) comprising the obstetrical toads of southwestern Europe

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First Known Use of Alytes

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alytes

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek alytos not to be loosed or broken, from a- a- entry 2 + lytos capable of being loosed, from lyein to loose; probably from the chainlike strings of eggs fastened to the male

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“Alytes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alytes. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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