spadefoot

[speyd-foot]
noun, plural spadefoots.

Origin:
1835–45; spade1 + foot

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Spadefoot toads are reproductive specialists in that they breed explosively on warm, rainy nights.
Further study of predation and cannibalism in spadefoot tadpoles.
Further notes on the population ecology of the spadefoot toad.
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