frog·​let ˈfrȯ-glət How to pronounce froglet (audio)
: a young frog
specifically : one that has recently metamorphosed from a tadpole

Examples of froglet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But their resting color also alters over time, with froglets tending to display lighter green tones than their adult counterparts, which tend to display darker green tones and grays. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2023 Emerging into the world on the leaves of trees, coquís hatch as teensy-tiny froglets, with short tails that vanish shortly after hatching. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2023 Depending on the need and location, the future offspring of the six frogs currently at the center could be released into the wild at a variety of life stages: egg mass, tadpole, froglet or full-grown frog. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2020 On Tuesday, the Houston Zoo shared photos of eleven green mantella froglets that made their debut just after the first of the New Year. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, 9 Jan. 2018 All other live-birthing frogs bear froglets—some with bizarre methods. National Geographic, 16 Jan. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of froglet was in 1824

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“Froglet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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