from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous amphibians of the order Salientia, which includes the frogs and toads and their extinct relatives.

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  • noun biology Any amphibian of the order Salientia; the frogs and toads (normally within Anura or Batrachia)
  • adjective Of or pertaining to these animals

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  • noun any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
  • adjective relating to frogs and toads


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Salientia, order name, from Latin saliēns, salient-, present participle of salīre, to leap; see salient.]


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