spring peeper

noun
Updated on: 5 Mar 2018

Definition of spring peeper

: a small brown tree frog (Pseudacris crucifer synonym Hyla crucifer) of the eastern U.S. and Canada that has a shrill piping call and breeds in ponds and streams in the spring

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First Known Use of spring peeper

1855


SPRING PEEPER Defined for Kids

spring peeper

noun spring peep·er \ -ˈpē-pər \

Definition of spring peeper for Students

: a small frog that makes a high peeping sound heard mostly in spring

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