toad definition by Webster's New World
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- any of several families of tailless, leaping anuran amphibians (esp. family Bufonidae) with a rough, warty skin: normally they eat insects and live on moist land but when breeding they live in water
- a person regarded as loathsome, contemptible, etc.
Origin: Middle English tode, variant, variety of tadde ; from Old English tadde, tadige
toad definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of numerous tailless amphibians chiefly of the family Bufonidae, related to and resembling the frogs but characteristically more terrestrial and having a broader body and rougher, drier skin.
- The horned lizard.
- A person regarded as repulsive.
Origin: Middle English tadde, tode, from Old English tādige.