1. spadefoot

noun. a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot.


  • batrachian
  • spadefoot toad
  • salientian
  • Scaphiopus bombifrons
  • Scaphiopus multiplicatus
  • western spadefoot
  • toad
  • southern spadefoot
  • Pelobatidae
  • Scaphiopus hammondii
  • toad frog
  • frog
  • plains spadefoot
  • family Pelobatidae


  • foot (English)
  • spade (English)
  • spadu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Sentences with spadefoot

1. Noun, singular or mass
Toads will eat as much as you give them but luckily aren't prone to gaining weight, so how much you feed your spadefoot is at your discretion.

2. Adjective
Insects thrive in the dry grasses where birds and spadefoot toads prey upon them.