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

  • n. See tree frog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Tree.
  • n. any one of numerous species of amphibians belonging to Hyla and allied genera of the family Hylidæ. They are related to the common frogs and toads, but have the tips of the toes expanded into suckers by means of which they cling to the bark and leaves of trees. Only one species (Hyla arborea) is found in Europe, but numerous species occur in America and Australia. The common tree toad of the Northern United States (Hyla versicolor) is noted for the facility with which it changes its colors. Called also tree frog. See also Piping frog, under Piping, and Cricket frog, under Cricket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any arboreal toad, usually of the family Hylidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America

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