frog

noun
\ˈfrȯg, ˈfräg\

Definition of frog 

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

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

3a : 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 often capitalized, disparaging + offensive : frenchman

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

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

7 : the nut of a violin bow

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

First Known Use of frog

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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frog

noun
\ˈfrȯg, ˈfräg\

Kids Definition of frog

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 : an ornamental fastening for a garment

frog

noun
\ˈfrȯg, ˈfräg \

Medical Definition of frog 

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

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

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

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