marine toad

noun

: cane toad
Toxins produced by the invasive cane toad, also called the marine toad, have been known to make people sick when they touch the toxin and to kill pet dogs and cats that have caught them.Eleanor Foerste

Examples of marine toad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as the cane or marine toad, the world's largest toad has invaded South Florida since the 1950s and in recent years has been spotted more frequently in Central Florida as well. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Apr. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marine toad was in 1802

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“Marine toad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marine%20toad. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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