giant toad


: cane toad
The jury also is still out on the giant toad, or cane toad. These hefty amphibians are voracious and secrete a poison that can kill animals that try to eat them, including pets and native animals that prey on amphibians. Kevin Lollar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Congolese giant toad, which grows to the size of a small hand, would be a hearty meal for any predator. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, 25 Oct. 2019 Another naturalist insisted the prints were the tracks of a giant ape and still others offered up animals as varied as giant toads and bears. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of giant toad was in 1853

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“Giant toad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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