Definition of natterjack in English:

natterjack

Line breaks: nat¦ter|jack
Pronunciation: /ˈnatədʒak
 
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(also natterjack toad)

noun

  • A small European toad which has a bright yellow stripe down its back and runs in short bursts.
    • Bufo calamita, family Bufonidae
    More example sentences
    • The only endangered species of amphibian is the natterjack toad.
    • Despite Cumbria Wildlife Trust creating just the right conditions for natterjacks at Eskmeals, there are many animals happy to take the bite-sized toad for their dinner.
    • There are three native species of frogs and toads in the UK the common toad, common frog and natterjack toad.

Origin

mid 18th century: perhaps from natter (because of its loud croak) + jack1.

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