northern red-legged frog


Definition of northern red-legged frog

: a large, long-legged frog (Rana aurora) native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California that is reddish-brown to greenish-gray with black spots and has red on the undersides of the arms, legs, and abdomen The northern red-legged frog has been so elusive in recent years that state wildlife officials placed it on the state “Sensitive Species List.”— Mike Stahlberg, Seattle Times, 11 Apr. 1999

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern red-legged frog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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