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pickerel frog

noun
1.
a meadow frog, Rana palustris, common in eastern North America, similar to the leopard frog but with squarish dark spots on the back.
Origin of pickerel frog
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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  • The common bullfrog and the pickerel frog doubtless pass the winter in the bed of ponds and streams.

    Riverby John Burroughs

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