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natterjack (ˈnætəˌdʒæk Pronunciation for natterjack



  1. a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae

Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin

Example Sentences Including 'natterjack'

Green hairstreak butterflies are a feature of early summer when natterjack toads may be breeding in shallow pools.
Perring, Franklyn A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage
I am not in floods any more, but my stomach is bouncing around like a natterjack toad.
Independent (1998)
It's a natterjack toad, incredibly rare,' he said excitedly, holding aloft his captive.
Country Life (2005)


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