horned toad

noun

ˈhȯrnd- How to pronounce horned toad (audio)
ˈhȯr-nəd-,
-nət-
: 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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Recent Examples on the Web Allison dissected frogs and horned toads and entered high school eager to learn more. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horned toad was in 1806

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“Horned toad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horned%20toad. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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horned toad

noun
: any of several small harmless insect-eating lizards of the western U.S. and Mexico resembling toads and having hornlike spines

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