Definition of Spring peeper

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

Exact synonyms: Hyla Crucifer
Generic synonyms: Tree Frog, Tree Toad, Tree-frog
Group relationships: Genus Hyla, Hyla

Definition of Spring peeper

1. Noun. A frog of a particular species ((spelink Pseudacris crucifer)). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring Peeper

spring frog
spring green
spring greens
spring gun
spring heath
spring in one's step
spring lancet
spring ligament
spring line
spring lines
spring mattress
spring onion
spring onions
spring ophthalmia
spring out
spring peeper (current term)
spring peepers
spring quillwort
spring roll
spring rolls
spring scale
spring squill
spring tide
spring tides
spring to life
spring to mind
spring training
spring up
spring vetch
spring vetchling

Literary usage of Spring peeper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Zoölogy: An Elementary Text-book Treating of the Structure, Life by Alvin Davison (1906)
"The spring peeper (Hyla pickeringii) announces the coming spring by its cK' ... The spring peeper. Photo- giving the high trilling note graph natural size. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"O. Wills, il Kind M 31:265 My 203 My 47 spring peeper«. See Tree-toads Spring-Rice, Sir Cecil Arthur (tr.) Sonnets from the Persian. ..."

3. A Naturalist in the Great Lakes Region by Elliot Rowland Downing (1922)
"Here, too, one may find, if low prairie is near, the spring peeper, Chorophilus nigritus, that marsh tree frog whose clear peep is almost like a ..."

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