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hyla

[hahy-luh] /ˈhaɪ lə/
noun
1.
a tree frog of the genus Hyla.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1768), the genus name; Latin Hyla, vocative of Hylās Hylas, a companion of Hercules, alluding to the classical legend of his death in a fountain and the repeated cries made by those seeking him (fancifully compared to the choral calling of frogs of this genus)
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hyla

/ˈhaɪlə/
noun
1.
any tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek hulē forest, wood
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