Definitions

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  • n. A gelatinous mass of frogs' eggs, laid in ponds and ditches.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But this year members of the public have reported the signs of spring, such as frogspawn, nesting rooks, and lesser celandine blooming in the woods are happening later than usual.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Others identify more intimate ambassadors: the first dashing yellow daffodil, the rising dawn chorus of birdsong, the earliest appearance of frogspawn in ponds and ditches, the first cut of grass, a pied wagtail over ploughed land and yellow catkins dangling from hazel branches all symbolise spring's arrival for someone.

    Spring's here: skylarks overhead, moles in the garden, moths in the bathroom

  • Each year thousands of people in the UK contribute towards the science of phenology, reporting the first frogspawn, swallow, butterfly, and so on, so that comprehensive maps can be compiled of the timing of such events.

    Weatherwatch: phenology in the UK

  • Each year thousands of people report the first frogspawn, swallow, butterfly, and so on, so that comprehensive maps can be compiled of the timing of such events.

    Weatherwatch: phenology in the UK

  • I thought I had a fairly strong stomach when it comes to cake yum! but the hairy one and that last frogspawn affair have finally made me queasy.....they just beg the question WHY?

    New Year's Diet Aid

  • F was given some frogspawn to care for from school just before Easter, and the tadpoles graduated from the small plastic container they arrived in, to a bucket in his room.

    Tadpoles

  • My one concession is to note when the frogs lay frogspawn in the pond.

    Early Or Late? « Fairegarden

  • This year none appeared or so I thought only to find that clearing the pond recently had allowed the frogspawn to disappear under the water.

    Early Or Late? « Fairegarden

  • As he says:What child would not want to get up late, do several hours of study with mum or dad, play or go out on a field trip collecting frogspawn and then come home to talk about it together?

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Westboro Baptist Church: even their troglodyte, inbred, six-toed frogspawn get in on the hate!

    Nunc Scio » Blog Archive » Hate Church gets $11 million fine

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