Definition of water padda
: a southern African burrowing terrestrial toad (Breviceps gibbosus)
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Origin and Etymology of water padda
Afrikaans waterpadda, from water (from Middle Dutch) + padda toad, frog, from Middle Dutch padde toad; akin to Old English wæter water and to Middle Low German padde, pedde toad
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