leopard frog

noun

Definition of leopard frog 

: a common frog (Rana pipiens) of northern North America that is bright green or brown with large black white-margined blotches on the back also : a similar frog (R. sphenocephala) chiefly of the southeastern U.S.

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For wildlife sightings just outside the museum, look out for grey foxes, desert cottontails, and relict leopard frogs. Kim Windyka, Daily Intelligencer, "The 9 Best Offbeat Museums to Visit in Las Vegas," 16 June 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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