bullfrog

Definitions

  • THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat Group in Museum of Natural History
    THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat Group in Museum of Natural History
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bullfrog largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bullfrog Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter while wearing eyeglasses. He did it in 1937.
    • n Bullfrog (Zoöl) A very large species of frog (Rana Catesbiana), found in North America; -- so named from its loud bellowing in spring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Kansas it is illegal to catch bullfrogs in a tomato patch.
    • n bullfrog The Rana catesbiana, a North American species of frog, from 8 to 12 inches long, including the legs, of a dusky brown or olive color marked with darker. These frogs live chiefly in stagnant water, and utter a loud croaking sound resembling the bellowing of a bull, whence the name.
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Usage

In literature:

Jimmy struggled up from the river with the long leg-thrusts of a terrified bullfrog, his head a throbbing ache.
"The Mississippi Saucer" by Frank Belknap Long
The night was very still, save for the croaking of a bullfrog, and the incessant scraping of a cedar-tree against the corner of the roof.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
A mosquito has got nerves, hasn't he, just like a horse or a cat or a bullfrog?
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Mr Bullfrog, I never could have dreamt it!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
The weird silence was maintained save for the distant croaking of bullfrogs in a marsh.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
De powder flash, an' de crows fly 'way; An' de Bullfrog shoot at 'em all nex' day.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
He heard Granddaddy Bullfrog singing in the Duck Pond, and the splash of the millwheel as it turned slowly over and over.
"Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures" by David Cory
Above her, homing birds called to each other, and bullfrogs croaked from the sloughs at her horse's feet.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
These noises, so like the croak of bullfrogs but magnified a thousand times, were terrifying to the heart.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
On a big log sat a very friendly-looking old bullfrog.
"The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Jr." by David Cory
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In poetry:

Where neither bird
Nor beast has stirred,
The spotted bullfrog's croak is heard.
The wind is high,
The grasses sigh,
The sluggish stream goes sobbing by.
"On The River" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It's as if Poseidon left off counting
his waters for a moment! In the fields
the silence is music like the moon.
The bullfrogs sleep in their hairy caves.
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara

In news:

Hop on over to the ghost town of Bullfrog .
Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog 's pet project, PICKLEpeoples, wants you.
Miami food fanatics already know about Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog 's PICKLEpeoples project.
Proselytizing pickles isn't an easy or inexpensive thing to do, so to help promote the cause, Bullfrog and co.
Bullfrog on the Moon.
I could speak, sort of, but only in a bizarre combination of bullfrog and teenage boy-voice.
Hop on over to the ghost town of Bullfrog.
For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, State Sen Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) can be a hoot.
For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, can be a hoot.
Bullfrog's commitment will help to bring more clean energy onto our system, and supports the creation of new jobs in th...
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Bullfrog Spas announces Military Discount Rebate Program for families of active and retired military personnel.
The pond is home to fish, snakes, turtles and very loud bullfrogs.
I was supposed to throw out the first pitch last night at the Green Bay Bullfrogs home opener.
Singer-songwriter to perform at Bullfrog.
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