frogs; frogged; frogging

A frog is a small amphibian with long back legs that allow it to hop. Most frogs have fat little bodies and bulging eyes on top of their heads.

You'll often find frogs near fresh water lakes and ponds, since they lay their eggs in the water. Perhaps the most famous literary frog is the one from the German fairy tale "The Frog Prince," in which a princess's kiss transforms a frog back into the prince he once was. Frog is also a very rude informal term for a person from France.

Definitions of frog
  1. noun
    any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
    synonyms: anuran, batrachian, salientian, toad, toad frog
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    ranid, true frog
    insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
    leptodactylid, leptodactylid frog
    toothed frogs: terrestrial or aquatic or arboreal
    robber frog
    small terrestrial frog of tropical America
    Hylactophryne augusti, barking frog, robber frog
    of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog's bark
    Leptodactylus pentadactylus, South American bullfrog, crapaud
    large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
    tree frog, tree-frog
    any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes
    Ascaphus trui, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed frog, tailed toad
    western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ
    Liopelma hamiltoni
    primitive New Zealand frog with four unwebbed toes on forefeet and five on hind feet
    true toad
    tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
    Alytes obstetricans, midwife toad, obstetrical toad
    European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch
    Alytes cisternasi, midwife toad
    similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians
    Bombina bombina, fire-bellied toad
    toad of central and eastern Europe having red or orange patches mixed with black on its underside
    spadefoot, spadefoot toad
    a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
    tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog
    arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
    Gastrophryne olivacea, western narrow-mouthed toad
    small secretive toad with smooth tough skin of central and western North America
    Gastrophryne carolinensis, eastern narrow-mouthed toad
    small toad of southeastern United States
    sheep frog
    mostly of Central America
    tongueless frog
    almost completely aquatic frog native to Africa and Panama and northern South America
    South American poison toad
    a South American toad
    Rana sylvatica, wood frog, wood-frog
    wide-ranging light-brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially spruce
    Rana pipiens, leopard frog, spring frog
    common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spots
    Rana catesbeiana, bullfrog
    largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
    Rana clamitans, green frog, spring frog
    similar to bullfrog; found in or near marshes and ponds; of United States and Canada
    Rana cascadae, cascades frog
    mountain frog found near water; of United States Northwest to California
    Rana goliath, goliath frog
    largest living frog; up to a foot and weighing up to 10 lbs; Africa
    Rana palustris, pickerel frog
    a meadow frog of eastern North America
    Rana tarahumarae, tarahumara frog
    Mexican frog found within a jump or two of water
    Rana temporaria, grass frog
    a common semiterrestrial European frog
    any toad of the genus Bufo
    Bufo marinus, agua, agua toad
    largest known toad species; native to Central America; valuable destroyer of insect pests
    Bufo bufo, European toad
    common toad of Europe
    Bufo calamita, natterjack
    common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops
    American toad, Bufo americanus
    common toad of America
    Bufo viridis, Eurasian green toad
    Eurasian toad with variable chiefly green coloring
    American green toad, Bufo debilis
    small green or yellow-green toad with small black bars and stripes
    Bufo canorus, Yosemite toad
    of high Sierra Nevada meadows and forest borders
    Bufo speciosus, Texas toad
    nocturnal burrowing toad of mesquite woodland and prairies of the United States southwest
    Bufo microscaphus, southwestern toad
    a uniformly warty stocky toad of washes and streams of semiarid southwestern United States
    Bufo boreas, western toad
    of a great variety of habitats from southern Alaska to Baja California west of the Rockies
    Scaphiopus hammondii, western spadefoot
    this spadefoot toad live in California
    Scaphiopus multiplicatus, southern spadefoot
    this spadefoot toad lives in the southwestern United States
    Scaphiopus bombifrons, plains spadefoot
    this spadefoot toad lives in plains and hills and river bottoms in areas of low rainfall east of the Rocky Mountains
    Hyla crucifer, spring peeper
    a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring
    Hyla regilla, Pacific tree toad
    the most commonly heard frog on the Pacific coast of America
    Hyla arenicolor, canyon treefrog
    a small chiefly ground dweller that stays within easy jumping distance of water; of United States southwest and northern Mexico
    chameleon tree frog
    a form of tree toad
    cricket frog
    either of two frogs with a clicking call
    chorus frog
    any of several small North American frogs having a loud call
    Pternohyla fodiens, lowland burrowing treefrog, northern casque-headed frog
    terrestrial burrowing nocturnal frog of grassy terrain and scrub forests having very hard upper surface of head; of the United States southwest
    Pipa americana, Pipa pipa, Surinam toad
    a South American toad; incubates its young in pits in the skin of its back
    African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis
    a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals
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    cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
  2. verb
    hunt frogs for food
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    capture, catch
    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  3. noun
    a person of French descent
    synonyms: Gaul
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    French person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman
    a person of French nationality
  4. noun
    a decorative loop of braid or cord
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    a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
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