Definition of horned toad in English:

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horned toad

noun

1An American lizard that somewhat resembles a toad, with spiny skin and large spines on the head, typically occurring in dry open country. Also called horned lizard.
  • Genus Phrynosoma, family Iguanidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Head on down to the Reptile Depot for desert iguanas from Nevada or horned toads from Texas.
  • She ate the horned toad spitting blood into her eyes, the gila monster leaking venom through her veins, and the prickly pear shooting spears through her tongue.
  • The invading ants typically wipe out many species of native insects and can cause food shortages for insect eaters, such as horned toads, and create crises for ant-dispersed plants.
2A large toad with horn-shaped projections of skin over the eyes, in particular:
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