capitalized : a large genus (the type of the family Hylidae) of arciferous amphibians comprising the typical toads that have swollen terminal phalanges resembling claws and forming adhesive pads adapted to an arboreal habitat
plural -s : any amphibian of the genus Hyla
broadly : tree toad

Word History


New Latin, from Greek hylē wood, forest

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“Hyla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyla. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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