1. [syn: frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian, salientian]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Toad \Toad\, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of
unknown origin. Cf. Tadpole.] (Zool.)
Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the
genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the
family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their
habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the
water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the
daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most
toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that
secrete an acrid fluid.
Note: The common toad (Bufo vulgaris) and the natterjack
are familiar European species. The common American toad
(Bufo lentiginosus) is similar to the European toad,
but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by
Obstetrical toad. (Zool.) See under Obstetrical.
Surinam toad. (Zool.) See Pita.
Toad lizard (Zool.), a horned toad.
Toad pipe (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant (Equisetum
limosum) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.
Toad rush (Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush (Juncus
Toad snatcher (Zool.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
Toad spittle. (Zool.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
Tree toad. (Zool.) See under Tree.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long
hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
[syn: frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "toad":
amphibian, apple-polisher, ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper,
batrachian, bootlick, bootlicker, brown-nose, brownie, bullfrog,
clawback, courtier, creature, cringer, croaker, dog, dupe, fawner,
flatterer, flunky, footlicker, frog, groveler, handshaker, helot,
hoppytoad, hoptoad, instrument, jackal, kowtower, lackey,
led captain, lickspit, lickspittle, mealymouth, minion, newt,
paddock, peon, polliwog, prick, puppet, salamander, scum, serf,
shit, shithead, skunk, slave, snake, spaniel, stinker, stooge,
suck, sycophant, tadpole, timeserver, toadeater, toady, tool,
tree frog, tree toad, truckler, tufthunter, turd, yes-man
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
1. Notionally, to change a MUD player into a toad.
2. To permanently and totally exile a player from the MUD. A very serious
action, which can only be done by a MUD wizard; often involves a lot of
debate among the other characters first. See also frog, FOD.