Definition of fire-bellied toad in English:

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fire-bellied toad

noun

A warty European aquatic toad, the underside of which is vividly marked in red, orange, yellow, black, and white.
  • Genus Bombina, family Discoglossidae: in particular B. bombina.
Example sentences
  • In large, permanent bodies of water in the lowlands of eastern Europe, for example, lives Bombina bombina, the European fire-bellied toad, so called because of the red splotches on its belly.
  • Fire-bellied toads are enjoyable for both novice and expert amphibian hobbyists to keep.
  • The Fire Bellied Toad is one of the most widely kept species of toad.

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Syllabification: fire-bel·lied toad

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