Definition of Tree-frog
1. Noun. Arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America.
Generic synonyms: Anuran, Batrachian, Frog, Salientian, Toad, Toad Frog
Group relationships: Family Hylidae, Hylidae
Specialized synonyms: Hyla Crucifer, Spring Peeper, Hyla Regilla, Pacific Tree Toad, Canyon Treefrog, Hyla Arenicolor, Chameleon Tree Frog, Cricket Frog, Chorus Frog, Lowland Burrowing Treefrog, Northern Casque-headed Frog, Pternohyla Fodiens
2. Noun. Any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes.
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Literary usage of Tree-frog
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1833 Nor katydid nor tree-frog, nor anything that breathed of life.—JK Paulding, ' Banks of the Ohio,' ii. 26 (Lond.). 1837 The little tree-frog, ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"... to lessen the frightful destruction of wild life everywhere prevalent, the book will be an encouragement and an assistance. j^ j_j The Tree Frog. ..."
3. Public School Methods (1921)
"This is a tree frog and he has very peculiar feet, as we can see by the ... The tree frog is about two inches long. The head is short, throat large and ..."
4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"In this garden place a tree- frog and cover the jar with mosquito ... However, this lesson is usually given when by accident the tree-frog is discovered. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This species in the Southern States is replaced by the green tree-frog, which is bright green ... The tree-frog of Europe (H. arborea) much resembles this. ..."
6. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine, Taylor and Francis (1869)
"On a Tree-Frog in New Granada which secretes a Poison ... This tree-frog appears to belong to the species called ..."
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The best-known tree frog is the lit tie Hyla ... The family Hylidae, of which the European tree frog is the type, is closely related to the Bufonidae or ..."