wood frog

noun

Definition of wood frog

: a common North American frog (Rana sylvatica) that inhabits chiefly moist woodlands and is dark brown, yellowish-brown, or pink with a black stripe on each side of the head

Examples of wood frog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alaska does have a few amphibians, such as the wood frog, which can freeze itself solid to survive cold winters. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2021 During his research, Larson collected 18 wood frogs in Fairbanks and fitted them with tiny glue-on transmitters. Anchorage Daily News, 19 Oct. 2019 Sikes sent the photos to Don Larson, who just defended his UAF Ph.D. research on parasites that live within wood frogs. Anchorage Daily News, 26 Oct. 2019 Their bodies cooling with the October air, wood frogs are now snug in leafy blankets all over Alaska. Anchorage Daily News, 19 Oct. 2019 But other predators stalk vernal pools, such as water snakes, which Grant has seen snacking on wood frog eggs. Liz Langley, National Geographic, 20 Mar. 2019 For instance, behavioral scientists who study wood frogs have found that the males employ two distinct strategies in trying to attract a mate. Glenn Geher, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2018 Alaskan wood frogs get as cold as zero degrees, Costanzo said. Amy Lieu, Fox News, 2 May 2018 During the winter, 60 percent to 70 percent of a wood frog’s bodily fluids are frozen, according to the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wood frog

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Wood frog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20frog. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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