Natterjack



[nat-er-jak] /ˈnæt ərˌdʒæk/

noun
1.
a European toad, Bufo calamita, that moves by running.
/ˈnætəˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae
n.

1769, rare kind of British toad with a yellow stripe on its back; second element probably proper name jack (q.v.); for first element, Weekley suggests connection with attor “poison” (cf. attercop).

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