giant toad


Definition of 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

Examples of giant toad in a Sentence

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, "Top stories: Life after dinosaurs, Neanderthal planning, and Russia’s CRISPR babies," 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, "The Long, Strange Tale of the Hand Beast Footprints," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of giant toad

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Giant toad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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