plural noun

in some especially former classifications
: a large suborder of Salientia including all toads and frogs having a tongue and separate openings for the eustachian tubes compare aglossa , phaneroglossa

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter plural of linguatus tongued, eloquent, from Latin lingua tongue + -atus -ate

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“Linguata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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