marine toad


Definition of marine toad

: 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,, "Bufo toad kills another Florida dog as poisonous invader leaps north," 3 Apr. 2019

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Marine toad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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