hyla

noun hy·la \ˈhīlə\

Definition of hyla

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any amphibian of the genus Hyla; broadly :  tree toad

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Origin and Etymology of hyla

New Latin, from Greek hylē wood, forest


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