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tree frog

any of various arboreal frogs, especially of the family Hylidae, usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe.
Origin of tree frog
1730-40 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tree frog
  • Plunk a tree frog down in a harsh habitat it is not well adapted for, and it will fail to thrive-or even survive.
  • Crickets, food for a rubbery green tree frog, chirp loudly.
  • The key chain is a small box with a picture of a tree frog on one side.
  • The red-eyed tree frog flashes its brightly colored body parts when startled.
  • But let it go, because the red-eyed tree frog's life is an extraordinary journey.
  • These two rock slabs contain the fossilized skeletons of several small frogs, each about the size of a modern-day tree frog.
British Dictionary definitions for tree frog

tree frog

any arboreal frog of the family Hylidae, chiefly of SE Asia, Australia, and America. They are strong jumpers and have long toes ending in adhesive discs, which assist in climbing
any of various other arboreal frogs of different families
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