tree frog

noun

Definition of tree frog

: any of numerous small anuran amphibians (especially family Hylidae) that often live in trees and typically have adhesive disks on the toes

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In part because of the study, some growers are modifying their equipment to discourage frogs from entering lettuce fields, including using anti-erosion fencing that helps keep out climbing tree frogs. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, "Eat your greens: Study finds frogs, lizards aren’t as rare as you might think in prepackaged lettuce," 5 Aug. 2019 None of the animals in the experiment changed their behavior or reacted in any noticeable way to the sound of tree frogs. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Fearsome mountain lions high-tail it out of there when they hear human voices," 17 July 2019 Soon, tree frogs and crickets loudly chirp a bewitching symphony. Norma Meyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "James Bond’s Jamaican roots," 13 June 2019 This evening, follow a naturalist into the forest to seek out the fascinating nocturnal creatures that spring to life after the sun goes down, from red-eyed tree frogs to spiny porcupines. National Geographic, "Costa Rica Family Journey: From Rainforest to Coast," 12 June 2019 An example was done on tree frogs exposed to traffic noise for a period of days. Angela Chen, The Verge, "This map lets you hear what the world sounds like without humans," 9 Dec. 2018 Harry was not scheduled to visit the market, and was instead unveiling a plaque at a forest site home to species such as the Fiji tree frog. Kirsty Wigglesworth, The Seattle Times, "Meghan rushed through Fiji market filled with royal-watchers," 24 Oct. 2018 For instance, birds and tree frogs must adjust their twitters and chirps just to be heard above the din of rush hour traffic. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "How Humans Created the Ultimate Superpests," 9 July 2018 Spring peepers, wood frogs, gray tree frogs, and other amphibians head to these vernal pools and call out for mates. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Immersed In Life For Vernal Pool Training," 17 Apr. 2018

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1738, in the meaning defined above

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