Frog fly
Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr["o].] 1. (Zo["o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in the springtime. [1913 Webster]

Note: The edible frog of Europe ({Rana esculenta}) is extensively used as food; the American bullfrog ({R. Catesbiana}) is remarkable for its great size and loud voice. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perh. akin to E. fork, cf. frush frog of a horse.] (Anat.) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other animals; the fourchette. [1913 Webster]

3. (Railroads) A supporting plate having raised ribs that form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where one track branches from another or crosses it. [1913 Webster]

4. [Cf. fraco of wool or silk, L. floccus, E. frock.] An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole. [1913 Webster]

5. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword. [1913 Webster]

{Cross frog} (Railroads), a frog adapted for tracks that cross at right angles.

{Frog cheese}, a popular name for a large puffball.

{Frog eater}, one who eats frogs; -- a term of contempt applied to a Frenchman by the vulgar class of English.

{Frog fly}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Frog} hopper.

{Frog hopper} (Zo["o]l.), a small, leaping, hemipterous insect living on plants. The larv[ae] are inclosed in a frothy liquid called {cuckoo spit} or {frog spit}.

{Frog lily} (Bot.), the yellow water lily ({Nuphar}).

{Frog spit} (Zo["o]l.), the frothy exudation of the {frog hopper}; -- called also {frog spittle}. See {Cuckoo spit}, under {Cuckoo}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Frog — (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frog cheese — Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frog eater — Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frog hopper — Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frog lily — Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frog spit — Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frog spittle — Frog Frog (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr[ o].] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus {Rana} and related genera, of many species. Frogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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