spring peeper
noun Date: 1906 a small brown tree frog (Pseudacris crucifer syn. Hyla crucifer) of the eastern United States and Canada that has a shrill piping call and breeds in ponds and streams in the spring

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  • spring peeper — ☆ spring peeper n. a small tree frog (Hyla crucifer) of the E U.S., that makes shrill, peeping sounds in early spring …   English World dictionary

  • spring peeper — a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X shaped mark on the back and voicing a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of eastern North America in the early spring. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * Species (Hyla crucifer) of tree frog found in… …   Universalium

  • spring peeper — spring′ peep′er n. ram a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having anX shaped mark on the back and a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of E North America in the early spring • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • spring peeper — noun a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring • Syn: ↑Hyla crucifer • Hypernyms: ↑tree toad, ↑tree frog, ↑tree frog • Member Holonyms: ↑Hyla, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring — springlike, adj. /spring/, v., sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; springing; n., adj. v.i. 1. to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or… …   Universalium

  • peeper — peeper1 noun 1》 a person who peeps, especially in a voyeuristic way. 2》 (peepers) informal a person s eyes. peeper2 (also spring peeper) noun a small North American tree frog, the males of which sing in early spring. [Hyla crucifer.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • peeper — I. noun Date: 1607 1. one that peeps; specifically voyeur 2. eye II. noun Date: circa 1611 1. one that makes a peeping sound 2. any of various tree frogs that peep shrilly; especia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peeper — peeper1 /pee peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that emits or utters a peeping sound. 2. Northeastern U.S. any of several frogs having a peeping call, esp. the spring peeper. [1585 95; PEEP2 + ER1] peeper2 /pee peuhr/, n. 1. a person who peeps in an …   Universalium

  • peeper — I peep•er [[t]ˈpi pər[/t]] n. 1) a person who peeps in a prying manner; voyeur 2) sts peepers, Slang. the eyes • Etymology: 1645–55 II peep•er [[t]ˈpi pər[/t]] n. ram dial. spring peeper • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

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