A tailless amphibian with a short stout body and related to → frogs. In contrast to frogs, it has short legs and dry warty skin that can secrete a toxic, milky substance.
M.E. tode, toode, tade, tadde, from O.E. tadige, tadie, of unknown origin, cognate with Scots tade, taid, taed, ted "toad;" Dan. tudse, Swed. tassa, tossa, O.E. taxe, tosca "toad."
Vazaq "toad," variants Tabari, Aftari vak, Tabari vag, (prefixed) qurbâqé, Lori, Laki qorvâ, korvâx, Kurd. baq, Zâzâ baqa; Mid.Pers. vazak, vak; Av. vazaγa- "frog."