from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. One of the orders of amphibians characterized by the absence of a tail, as the frogs and toads.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of very short-tailed wren-like birds of India, generally referred to the genus Tesia. Hodgson, 1841.
- n. A genus of leaf-nosed bats, of the family Phyllostomatidœ.
- n. Also written Anoura.
- An order of Amphibia, the Batrachia salientia, or batrachians proper, as frogs and toads; salient oviparous amphibians, tailless when adult, provided with well-developed legs, breathing air by lungs, and undergoing complete metamorphosis from the tadpole state, in which they are tailed and limbless, and breathe water by gills.
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- n. frogs, toads, tree toads
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Debate Summary: you could argue either way that one came out a little ahead, but there was no clear knockout decisive winner Guest_fancy feast: Consumption of anura appendages just creeps me out!
a - L. manus ` hand 'amanous ` handless' an - enteron ` intestine 'anenterous ` without intestines' an - oura ` tail 'anura ` tailless' an - ōps ` eye 'anopsy ` eyeless'