tree frog

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tree frog

noun

Definition of TREE FROG

:  any of numerous small anuran amphibians (especially family Hylidae) of usually arboreal habits that typically have adhesive disks on the toes

First Known Use of TREE FROG

1738

tree frog

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

European green tree frogs (Hyla arborea).—Jane Burton/Bruce Coleman Ltd.

Any of some 550 species (family Hylidae) of mostly arboreal frogs, found worldwide but primarily in the New World. Most species are small, slender, and long-legged and have suckerlike adhesive disks on the finger and toe tips. Some do not climb well and live in water, on land, or in a burrow. Most species lay eggs in water. Young marsupial frogs (genus Gastrotheca), of South America, develop in a brood pouch on the female's back.

Variants of TREE FROG

tree frog or tree toad

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