froglet

noun
frog·​let | \ ˈfrȯg-lət How to pronounce froglet (audio) , ˈfräg- \

Definition of froglet

: a young frog specifically : one that has recently metamorphosed from a tadpole

Examples of froglet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Phoenix Zoo conservation work gives imperiled Chiricahua leopard frogs a path to survival," 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, "Houston Zoo unveils tiny baby frogs to the world," 9 Jan. 2018 All other live-birthing frogs bear froglets—some with bizarre methods. National Geographic, "Oh Baby! Which Animal Families Lay Eggs and Live Birth?," 16 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of froglet

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Froglet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/froglet. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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