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spadefoot

[speyd-foo t] /ˈspeɪdˌfʊt/
noun, plural spadefoots.
Origin
1835-1845
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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