poison dart frog

noun
Updated on: 14 Dec 2017

Definition of poison dart frog

: any of several small brightly colored frogs (family Dendrobatidae) of tropical Central and South America that produce poisonous secretions sometimes used by native peoples to poison dart or arrow tips called also poison arrow frog

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1968


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