from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The order of amphibians which includes the frogs and toads; the Anura. Sometimes the word is used in a wider sense as equivalent to Amphibia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formerly, as in Cuvier's system of classification, an order of reptiles, containing the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, etc., and coextensive with the modern class Amphibia; the amphibians, or those vertebrates which breathe at first by gills, and then, generally, lose the gills and breathe by lungs.
- Now, an order of Amphibia, synonymous with Anura (which see), containing the frogs and toads only, or those amphibians which lose the tail as well as the gills.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. frogs, toads, tree toads
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