ranid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin rana frog Date: 1888 any of a large family (Ranidae) of long-legged frogs distinguished by extensively webbed hind feet, horizontal pupils, and a bony sternum

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  • ranid — [rā′nid, ran′id] n. [< ModL Ranidae < L rana, a frog] any of a large family (Ranidae) of frogs having teeth in the upper jaw …   English World dictionary

  • ranid — /ran id, ray nid/ adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the frog family Ranidae, characterized by smooth, moist skin and semiaquatic habits. n. 2. frog1 (def. 2). [1885 90; < NL Ranidae, equiv. to Ran(a) a genus (L rana frog) + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • ranid — 1. adjective of or pertaining to the true frogs. 2. noun a true frog of the order Ranidae …   Wiktionary

  • ranid — ran·id …   English syllables

  • ranid — ran•id [[t]ˈræn ɪd, ˈreɪ nɪd[/t]] adj. 1) ram belonging or pertaining to the frog family Ranidae, characterized by smooth, moist skin and semiaquatic habits 2) ram frog I, 2) • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL Ranidae=Ran(a) a genus (L rāna frog) +… …   From formal English to slang

  • ranid — noun insectivorous usually semiaquatic web footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs • Syn: ↑true frog • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑salientian …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Anura — ▪ amphibian order Introduction also called  Salientia    one of the major extant orders of the class Amphibia (amphibian). It includes the frogs (frog) and toads (toad), which, because of their wide distribution, are known by most people around… …   Universalium

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