from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several large, heavy-bodied frogs, chiefly of the genus Rana and especially R. catesbeiana, native to North America and having a characteristic deep resonant croak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various large frogs of genus Rana, that have a deep croak and are native to North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A very large species of frog (Rana Catesbiana), found in North America; -- so named from its loud bellowing in spring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Rana catesbiana, a North American species of frog, from 8 to 12 inches long, including the legs, of a dusky brown or olive color marked with darker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
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The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.
Take this system called the bullfrog because of how so called lily pads make packages jump to their destination.
"Jerimia was a bullfrog was a good friend of mine" and "so bye-bye, Miss American Pie ..." great lyrics.
The peepers, the clucking frog, and the bullfrog are the only ones that call in chorus.
I am pretty sure 95\% of the commenters on this site have never even talked to a girl, which is why a bullfrog is their fantasy date - they never actually have to talk to him or let him see how socially inept they all are.
MstrLance: The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. - by Henrik Ibsen godevillivedog: The bullfrog is my pal true blue.
So this attack is addressed only to the inflated verbal pomposity that we might call bullfrog jargon.
Having lost some of their drinking water, the Commander writes: "Luckily I heard the bullfrog, which is common in New South Wales, and I made towards the thicket from whence his croaking issued and there found a present supply.
His voice, shrill and piping, ever and again dropped plummet-like into a hoarse and rattling bass, and, just as one became accustomed to it, soaring upward into the thin treble — alternate cricket chirpings and bullfrog croakings, as it were.
Christians have God, Muslims have Allah, Buddhists have Buddha, the ancient Greeks had Zeus, and I have an aging attorney who hops from woman to woman like a horny bullfrog.