tree frog


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

Examples of tree frog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gliding tree frog siblings at an early stage of their development. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 Aug. 2022 The researchers compiled the tree frog's genome and compared it with a closely related frog incapable of gliding. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 14 May 2022 The researchers were interested in revealing the green tree frog's lineage. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2021 In 2016, scientists discovered a new species of tree frog with sepia-colored skin on an expedition in the rainforests of New Guinea. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2021 Among the 10 finalists vying to be named the next Cadbury bunny are two Texans: a Nigerian dwarf goat named Dog and an alpaca named Waylon; and two Floridians: an Australian White tree frog named Betty, and a Persian cat named Pepa. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 16 Mar. 2021 In future research, Lee and Bee hope to explore whether these findings hold for other species besides the green tree frog. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021 Frog lungs, Lee and his colleagues discovered, vibrate within a range of about 1400 to 2200 hertz; the American green tree frog calls outside this range, while many of the toads and bullfrogs that share its habitat call within it. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 4 Mar. 2021 Twenty-five other species recoveries, including a type of tree frog native to Mexico, were documented by the group. NBC News, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tree frog

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Tree frog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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