Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of tree-toads of the family Hylidæ, instituted by Laurenti in 1768. The species are numerous. H. versicolor is so called from the chameleon-like color-changes it undergoes. H. pickeringi is a common species of the United States, the shrill piping of which is heard in early spring. H. arborea is a European species.
- n. Obsolete spelling of hyle.
- n. the type genus of the Hylidae; tree toads
“Judging by the link that hyla posted, the gobs of...algae stuff...are the Krakken's tentacles.”
“December 14, 2007 at 11:43 am hyla- i has a shipmunt of kyoot skwirrels to send you fwee of charge.”
“Even I could recognize it as that of the common hyla tree frog.”
“The note of this piping hyla is a welcome sound about the ponds and swamps in early spring.”
“Through the winter it had been the barest and dreariest of places; but now the earliest signs of returning spring were in its martial music, for when the green hyla pipes, and the bullfrog drums, the bird voices soon join them.”
“There are other sounds, now that the shrill cry of the hyla is stilled -- the cawing of crows beyond the wood, the scratching of a beetle in the crisp leaves, the cheep of a prying chickadee, the tiny chirrup of a cricket in the grass -- remnants of sounds from the summer, and echoes as of single strings left vibrating after the concert is over and the empty hall is closed.”
“Pickering's hyla, his little bagpipe blown almost to bursting as he tries to rally the scattered summer by his tiny, mighty "skirl.”
“Some of them were the hue of the tan-colored leaves, probably Pickering's hyla, and some were darker, according to the locality.”
“(I suspect there is a species of little frog -- Pickering's hyla [footnote: A frequent piper in the woods throughout the summer and early fall.] -- that also pipes occasionally in the woods.)”
“It is a note that much resembles that of our small marsh frog in spring, -- the hyla; it is not quite so clear and assured, but otherwise much the same.”
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