Definition of True toad
1. Noun. Tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin.
Group relationships: Bufonidae, Family Bufonidae
Specialized synonyms: Bufo, Agua, Agua Toad, Bufo Marinus, Bufo Bufo, European Toad, Bufo Calamita, Natterjack, American Toad, Bufo Americanus, Bufo Viridis, Eurasian Green Toad, American Green Toad, Bufo Debilis, Bufo Canorus, Yosemite Toad, Bufo Speciosus, Texas Toad, Bufo Microscaphus, Southwestern Toad, Bufo Boreas, Western Toad
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Literary usage of True toad
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1. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1893)
"... one of which is in the Museum at Kirkcudbright and the other in private hands.i They differ from the true toad-stones already mentioned in being merely ..."
2. The Meaning of Evolution by Samuel Christian Schmucker (1913)
"Later its limbs develop, the hind ones coming first, its tail is absorbed, and it is now a true toad, ..."
3. A History of British Reptiles by Thomas Bell (1849)
"The porous protuberances behind the head are also less developed; but the warts on the surface of the skin are even more prominent than in the true toad. ..."
4. Finger-ring Lore: Historical, Legendary, Anecdotal by William Jones (1877)
"... not only as containing the true toad-stone, but the stone is embossed with the figure of a toad, accord- ing to the description of Albertus Magnus, ..."
5. The Heart of the Continent: A Record of Travel Across the Plains and in by Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1870)
"The skin of the back, and the long stiff tail, instead of being warty like the true toad's upper surface, are thickly set with thorny excrescences, ..."
6. The Frog Book: North American Toads and Frogs, with a Study of the Habits by Mary Cynthia Dickerson (1906)
"... is a true toad, closely related to Bufo cognatus. This toad has strong instincts for hiding and burrowing. When kept in captivity in moss-gardens with ..."