spring-peeper

spring peeper

noun
a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X -shaped mark on the back and voicing a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of eastern North America in the early spring.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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spring peeper

noun
a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring 
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