natterjack (n.) 1769, rare kind of British toad with a yellow stripe on its back; second element probably proper name JACK (Cf. jack) (q.v.); for first element, Weekley suggests connection with attor "poison" (Cf. ATTERCOP (Cf. attercop)).

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  • natterjack toad — ► NOUN ▪ a small toad with a bright yellow stripe down its back. ORIGIN perhaps from NATTER(Cf. ↑natter) (because of its loud croak) + JACK(Cf. ↑jack) …   English terms dictionary

  • natterjack toad — nat|ter|jack «NAT uhr jak», noun, or natterjack toad, a small European toad that runs rather than hops and has a yellow line down its back …   Useful english dictionary

  • natterjack — /nat euhr jak /, n. a European toad, Bufo calamita, that moves by running. [1760 70; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • natterjack — noun a toad of species Bufo calamita (or Epidalea calamita), known for its running lizard like gait and very loud mating call …   Wiktionary

  • natterjack — nat·ter·jack …   English syllables

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  • natterjack —   n. yellowish brown European toad …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • natterjack — n. a toad, Bufo calamita, with a bright yellow stripe down its back, and moving by running not hopping. Etymology: perh. f. NATTER, from its loud croak, + JACK(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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