horned toad

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noun \ˈhȯrnd-; ˈhȯr-nəd-, -nət-\

Definition of horned toad

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

First Known Use of horned toad

1806


HORNED TOAD Defined for Kids

horned toad

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Definition of horned toad for Students

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


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