hyla

hyla

[hahy-luh]
noun
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)
 
n
any tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek hulē forest, wood]

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