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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny shovel-like projection on each hind leg.

Usage examples (20)
  • Now I am listening for the calls of spadefoot toads.
  • Plains spadefoot toad Scaphiopus bombifrons also occurs (Alberta Provincial Parks Service, 1989).
  • In counterpoint were the fluty trills of variegated toads, blended with the gentle croon of spadefoot toads, all set to the cadence of the tree frog's sharp...
  • For example, the population of spadefoot toads in the Yosemite region of the Sierras is declining rapidly, and Krause thinks it's because of low-flying military training... for more
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