pickerel frog

noun
a meadow frog, Rana palustris, common in eastern North America, similar to the leopard frog but with squarish dark spots on the back.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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pickerel frog

(Rana palustris), dark-spotted frog (family Ranidae), found in eastern North America, usually in such areas as meadows, cool streams, and sphagnum bogs. The pickerel frog is about 5 to 7.5 centimetres (2 to 3 inches) long and has lengthwise rows of squarish spots on its golden or brownish skin

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