tree frog
noun Date: 1738 any of numerous small anuran amphibians (especially family Hylidae) of usually arboreal habits that typically have adhesive disks on the toes

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  • Tree frog — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree frog — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree frog — tree′ frog n. ram any frog, esp. of the family Hylidae, that climbs into trees, usu. with the aid of disks at the toes • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • tree frog — n. any of several families of frogs (esp. Hylidae) that live in trees, which they climb with the aid of adhesive discs on the toes: many are called tree toads …   English World dictionary

  • tree frog — noun 1. arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America • Syn: ↑tree toad, ↑tree frog • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree frog — any of various arboreal frogs, esp. of the family Hylidae, usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe. [1730 40] * * * or tree toad Any of some 550 species (family Hylidae) of mostly arboreal frogs, found worldwide but primarily in the… …   Universalium

  • tree-frog — noun 1. arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America • Syn: ↑tree toad, ↑tree frog • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tree frog — A tree frog or tree toad is any frog that spends a major portion of its lifespan in an arboreal state. [http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=tree%20frog] [http://animals.howstuffworks.com/amphibians/tree frog info.htm] Two lineages of frogs… …   Wikipedia

  • tree frog — /ˈtri frɒg/ (say tree frog) noun any of the arboreal frogs of various families, characterised usually by toes with adhesive discs …   Australian English dictionary

  • tree frog — frog that lives in trees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tree frog — noun Tree frogs are frogs of the family Hylidae. They are of small size and more elegant in form than the true frogs (family Ranidae). Many tree frogs have bright coloration …   Wiktionary

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