Amphibian vs Toad - What's the difference?

amphibian | toad |


As nouns the difference between amphibian and toad

is that amphibian is an animal of the amphibia; any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water while toad is an amphibian similar to a frog with bigger back legs and more ragged skin.

As a adjective amphibian

is (obsolete) having two natures or amphibian can be of or relating to the amphibians amphibia.

amphibian

English

(wikipedia amphibian) {{picdic, image=Notophthalmus viridescensPCCA20040816-3983A.jpg , detail1= }} (amphibious aircraft)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Having two natures.
  • Pertaining to the Amphibia.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal of the Amphibia; any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.
  • A vehicle which can operate on land and water. See Wikipedia article on "Amphibious aircraft"
  • Hypernyms

    * Animalia * Chordata * Tetrapoda

    Hyponyms

    * Batrachia * batrachian * batrachofauna * Labyrinthodontia (extinct ) * Lepospondyli (extinct ) * Lissamphibia *: Anura *: Caudata *: Gymnophiona * Salientia

    See also

    * * amphibole * amphibology * amphiboly * batrachology * herpetology (amphibiology, reptiliology)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the amphibians Amphibia.
  • Capable of operating on both land and water amphibious.
  • Derived terms

    * amphibian helicopter * amphibian species * amphibian tank

    toad

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An amphibian similar to a frog with shorter back legs and a drier, more ragged skin.
  • A very unpleasant man.
  • Derived terms

    * cane toad * frog and toad * toadfish * toad-in-the-hole * toadlike * toadstool * toady

    See also

    * amphibian * frog * frosh/frosk * * tadpole

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