Horned frog

Horned frog
Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster]

The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Horned bee} (Zo["o]l.), a British wild bee ({Osmia bicornis}), having two little horns on the head.

{Horned dace} (Zo["o]l.), an American cyprinoid fish ({Semotilus corporialis}) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of {Chub}.

{Horned frog} (Zo["o]l.), a very large Brazilian frog ({Ceratophrys cornuta}), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids.

{Horned grebe} (Zo["o]l.), a species of grebe ({Colymbus auritus}), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head.

{Horned horse} (Zo["o]l.), the gnu.

{Horned lark} (Zo["o]l.), the shore lark.

{Horned lizard} (Zo["o]l.), the horned toad.

{Horned owl} (Zo["o]l.), a large North American owl ({Bubo Virginianus}), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; -- called also {great horned owl}, {horn owl}, {eagle owl}, and {cat owl}. Sometimes also applied to the {long-eared owl}. See {Eared owl}, under {Eared}.

{Horned poppy}. (Bot.) See {Horn poppy}, under {Horn}.

{Horned pout} (Zo["o]l.), an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout.

{Horned rattler} (Zo["o]l.), a species of rattlesnake ({Crotalus cerastes}), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns between the eyes; -- called also {sidewinder}.

{Horned ray} (Zo["o]l.), the sea devil.

{Horned screamer} (Zo["o]l.), the kamichi.

{Horned snake} (Zo["o]l.), the cerastes.

{Horned toad} (Zo["o]l.), any lizard of the genus {Phrynosoma}, of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have several hornlike spines on the head, and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry, sandy plains from California to Mexico and Texas. Called also {horned lizard}.

{Horned viper}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Cerastes}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Horned frog — See: * Argentine horned frog * Cranwell s horned frog or Chacoan horned frog ( Ceratophrys cranwelli ), sold at pet stores in the US as the pac man frog. * Texas Horned Lizard or horned frogAlso see: * TCU Horned Frogs Athletic teams of Texas… …   Wikipedia

  • horned frog — noun 1. : any of various So. American frogs constituting a genus (Ceratophrys) of the family Leptodactylidae and usually having triangular processes on the eyelids 2. : horned toad * * * 1. any of various frogs having a marked protuberance on the …   Useful english dictionary

  • horned frog — 1. any of various frogs having a marked protuberance on the head, cheek, or upper eyelid. 2. Also called horny frog. Chiefly Southwestern U.S. a horned lizard. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • horned frog — noun Any of several large carnivorous frogs, of the genus Megophrys, that have elongated eyebrows …   Wiktionary

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