horned toad

\ ˈhȯrnd- How to pronounce horned toad (audio) ; ˈhȯr-nəd-, -nət-\

Definition of horned toad

: any of several small harmless insectivorous lizards (genus Phrynosoma) of the western U.S. and Mexico that resemble toads and have hornlike spines

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1806, in the meaning defined above

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Kids Definition of horned toad

: a small harmless lizard with a wide flattened body like a toad and hard pointed growths on the skin

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