American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to vertebrate amphibians without tails, such as frogs and toads.
- n. A vertebrate amphibian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Batrachia, especially frogs and toads.
- n. One of the Batrachia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Batrachia.
- adj. relating to frogs and toads
- n. any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
- From modern Latin Batrachia, former name of the zoological order Anura, from Greek βατραχεια, neuter plural of adjective from βατραχος ‘frog’. (Wiktionary)
- From Greek batrakhos, frog. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At present no toad-eating is connected with the acceptance of hospitality, or, if occasionally a small "batrachian" is offered, it is so well disguised by an accomplished _chef_, and served on such exquisite old Dresden, that it slips down with very little effort.”
“Even though there's not a single tentacle or a squamous batrachian fish-person in sight.”
“More immediately dangerous was batrachian squeak Gaunt's promise to "give Galloway a good slapping" (repeated thrice) in the boxing ring for charity.”
“Determinedly the batrachian thrust again with its spear, this time following through with its blade.”
“Rising from the swamp itself, a band of Rillyti menaced them from the trail ahead—more than a dozen of the batrachian creatures.”
“I did her batrachian lips, her bulbous eyes and scaly hips/She's got secrets, but they'll soon be mine/O Father Dagon smiles upon me from the bas-relief/Something's fishy down in Devil Reef...”
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“We are forced to contemplate the batrachian grapplings of Paul Wolfowitz, the man who cherry-picked intelligence to sell us a war with Iraq.”
“But this chilly April, we are forced to contemplate the batrachian grapplings of Paul Wolfowitz, the man who cherry-picked intelligence to sell us a war with Iraq.”
“Besides Ophidian, the other non - ine animal-like adjectives I know of are: simian: ape-like batrachian: frog/toad-like chiropterian: bat-like lepidopteran: butterfly-like (why not - ian?)”
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