Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of Amphibia including various species of toads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of tailless amphibians, typical of the family Bufonidœ, and embracing the common toads of Europe and North America. See cut under agua-toad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any toad of the genus Bufo

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Cane toads, properly known as bufo marinus, are the most notorious of what are called invasive species in Australia and beyond.

    Mongabay.com News

  • ZARRELLA: Like the bufo toad that excretes a poison that can kill a dog, and this fearless night nole (ph).

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2009

  • They derived the genus name from the Greek word for devil (Beelzebub) and the Latin word for toad (bufo).

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • There are a number of endemic subspecies found in this ecoregion including the Gredos ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae) and a number of herpetofauna species, Lacerta monticola cyreni, Salamandra salamandra almanzorensis, and Bufo bufo gredosicola.

    Iberian conifer forests

  • An important number of endemic amphibian and reptile species appear in high mountain lakes, meadows, and rocky areas including Lacerta monticola cyreni, Salamandra salamandra almanzorensis, and Bufo bufo gredosicola.

    Iberian conifer forests

  • The Italians say bufo magro — a meagre buffoon, to express a poor jester who cannot make you laugh.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And what this South American bufo marine toad does is that when he feels under threat, he bloats himself up with air.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2005

  • KING: OK, let's meet before we depart from this segment, a bufo frog.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2005

  • Although the batrachian is of the genus _bufo_, he is by no means a

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 08, May 21, 1870

  • They had prescribed the horrid potions of the age: tinctures of earth-worms; confections of spiders and wood-lice and viper's flesh; broth of human skulls, oil, wine, ants 'eggs, and crabs' claws; the bufo preparatus, which was a live toad roasted in a pot and ground to a powder; and innumerable plaisters and electuaries.

    The Path of the King

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