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natterjack

[nat-er-jak] /ˈnæt ərˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a European toad, Bufo calamita, that moves by running.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; origin uncertain
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natterjack

/ˈnætəˌdʒæk/
noun
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
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Word Origin and History for natterjack
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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