water padda

water pad·​da | \ -ˈpadə \

Definition of water padda

: a southern African burrowing terrestrial toad (Breviceps gibbosus)

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History and Etymology for 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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“Water padda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20padda. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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