Word Origin & History

toad genus, from L. bufo "a toad," an Osco-Umbrian loan-word, equivalent to O.Prus. gabawo "toad," O.C.S. zaba "frog," M.L.G. kwappe "tadpole."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences for bufo
The ideal specimen for dissection is bufo marinus, or giant toad.
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