ra·​nid ˈra-nəd How to pronounce ranid (audio)
: any of a large family (Ranidae) of long-legged frogs distinguished by extensively webbed hind feet, horizontal pupils, and a bony sternum

Word History


ultimately from Latin rana frog

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ranid was in 1888

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“Ranid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranid. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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