frog spit
noun Date: circa 1825 cuckoo spit 1

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  • 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 spit — or frog spittle n. 1. CUCKOO SPIT 2. mats of filamentous algae floating on the surface of ponds and containing bubbles of oxygen …   English World dictionary

  • frog-spit — frogˈ spit noun Cuckoo spit • • • Main Entry: ↑frog …   Useful english dictionary

  • frog spit — frog′ spit n. 1) mcr any of various freshwater green algae that form into floating mats studded with air bubbles 2) ent cuckoo spit 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • frog spit — noun or frog spittle 1. : cuckoo spit 1a 2. : an alga (as of the family Chlorophyceae) that forms slimy masses on ponds or other quiet water * * * 1. Also, frog spittle. any of several filamentous freshwater green algae forming floating masses. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • frog spit — Cuckoo Cuck oo (k[oo^]k [=oo]), n. [OE. coccou, cukkow, F. coucou, prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. ????, Skr. k?ki?a, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird belonging to {Cuculus}, {Coccyzus}, and several allied genera, of many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frog spit — 1. Also, frog spittle. any of several filamentous freshwater green algae forming floating masses. 2. cuckoo spit (def. 1). [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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