Definition of toadlet in English:



  • 1A small kind of toad.

    Several genera, including Pseudophryne of Australia (family Myobatrachidae), and Pelophryne of SE Asia (family Bufonidae)

  • 2A tiny toad that has recently developed from a tadpole.

    • ‘Later in the summer, 13 toadlets were observed outside the pond showing that some of the tadpoles had survived the difficult conditions.’
    • ‘Luckily, the tadpoles mature into toadlets in less than two weeks.’
    • ‘These ponds often dry out, killing the tadpoles, before they can change into toadlets and leave the pond.’
    • ‘Additionally, these tadpoles become toadlets unusually early, so they are out of the water and hopping around faster than most other frogs.’