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cane toad

a large brown toad, Bufo marinus, of tropical America, toxic to animals eating it and once exported to help control sugarcane beetles.
Also called giant toad, marine toad. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cane toad

cane toad

a large toad, Bufo marinus, native to Central and South America but introduced into many countries to control insects and other pests of sugar-cane plantations Also called giant toad, marine toad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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