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frog

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noun \ˈfrȯg, ˈfräg\

Definition of frog

  1. 1 :  any of various largely aquatic leaping anuran amphibians (as ranids) that have slender bodies with smooth moist skin and strong long hind legs with webbed feet — compare toad

  2. 2 :  the triangular elastic horny pad in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse — see hoof illustration

  3. 3 a :  a loop attached to a belt to hold a weapon or tool b :  an ornamental braiding for fastening the front of a garment that consists of a button and a loop through which it passes

  4. 4 often capitalized usually offensive :  frenchman

  5. 5 :  a device permitting the wheels on one rail of a track to cross an intersecting rail

  6. 6 :  a condition in the throat that produces hoarseness <had a frog in his throat>

  7. 7 :  the nut of a violin bow

  8. 8 :  a small holder (as of metal, glass, or plastic) with perforations or spikes for holding flowers in place in a bowl or vase



Origin and Etymology of frog

Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga; akin to Old High German frosk frog; senses 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 unclearly derived & perhaps of distinct origin


First Known Use: before 12th century



FROG Defined for Kids

frog

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noun \ˈfrȯg, ˈfräg\

Definition of frog for Students

  1. 1 :  a tailless animal that is an amphibian with smooth moist skin and webbed feet that spends more of its time in water than the related toad

  2. 2 :  an ornamental fastening for a garment




Medical Dictionary

frog

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noun \ˈfrȯg, ˈfräg\

Medical Definition of frog

  1. 1:  any of various smooth-skinned web-footed largely aquatic tailless agile leaping amphibians (as of the suborder Diplasiocoela)

  2. 2:  the triangular elastic horny pad in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse

  3. 3:  a condition in the throat that produces hoarseness <had a frog in his throat>



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