tree frog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tree frog any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes
    • n tree frog arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The golden tree frog has a croak that sounds like a mallet chipping rock, but in summer it sounds like a tinkling bell.
    • Tree frog (Zoöl) Same as Tree toad. Any one of numerous species of Old World frogs belonging to Chiromantis Rhacophorus, and allied genera of the family Ranidæ. Their toes are furnished with suckers for adhesion. The flying frog (see under Flying) is an example.
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Usage

In literature:

They did not notice the oddity of croaking sounds, like frogs, coming from the tree-tops.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Everything was silent, excepting for the occasional note of a tree toad, or the "glunk" of a frog in the swamp.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
Many of the small tree-frogs are no doubt also mimickers.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Woodpeckers and tree-frogs both live in countries where no trees{87}.
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
There was Jackie crouching in a frog-like attitude behind a tree, with his limbs gathered into the smallest possible compass.
"A Pair of Clogs" by Amy Walton
I belong to a branch of the well-known Tree Frog family.
"The Tale of Chirpy Cricket" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The skin of the tree-frog secretes a poisonous matter.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
So they put a Frog at the tree to watch him to keep him from getting away.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
At last he saw the frog sitting behind a tree.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
Men are not all the same kind of beings; one is a nightingale that sings on a tree; another is a frog that croaks in the marsh.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
A frog croaked, and the hushed little wind creaked the tree-limbs together.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
A bird rustled in the vines, and a tree-frog, awaking down on the lawn, shrilled his dolorous cry.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
The drum ceased its rumble, and the tree-frogs began their warble; to which music I trod the dark road with a lighter step.
"The Voodoo Gold Trail" by Walter Walden
The damp mists were rising from the sodden ground beneath the tree; the frogs were croaking down by the river-side.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
One day the Tree Frog was under the tree when the large Brown Walking-Stick decided to lay some eggs.
"Among the Meadow People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
He was especially fond of animals, having usually a mouse, a tame spider, a tree-frog, and dogs.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton
I can sooner imagine a rose tree bearing frog.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
If the frog kan only reach a tree, and klimb it, he iz safe, for a snake kant travel a tree.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Twilight presently came on, and those horrible musicians, the tree-frogs, began to chirp and sing.
"The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2)" by William Alexander Caruthers
When the Indians desired this beena, they marked a tree whence a frog called at night, and in the daytime cut it down.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
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In poetry:

The wild-bees hum round golden bay,
The green frog sings on fig-tree bole,
And, see! down daisy-whitened way
Come the slow steers and swaying pole.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
"God grant the men who spring from me,
As knowledge waxeth deep and splendid,
To find a loftier pedigree
Than any by the Lord intended—
Frog, slug, or tree!
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
The silence sounds its frog-bassoon,
Where, on the woodland creek's lagoon,—
Pale as a ghostly girl
Lost 'mid the trees,—looks down the moon
With face of pearl.
"Evening On The Farm" by Madison Julius Cawein
The tree-frog joined with his sonorous call,
The grasshopper chirped along,
The dormice came out of their underground hole,
The squirrels peeped over their pine-tree wall,
To list to the revel song.
"The Forest River." by Harriet Annie Wilkins
"Suppose the April flower-beds,
Down in the garden spaces,
Were made with green frog-blanket spreads
And caterpillar-cases;
Or oak trees locked their trunks to hide
The countless rings they keep inside!
"April" by Nancy Byrd Turner
'Fessah Frog, he play de co'net, Cricket play de fife,
Slews o' Grasshoppahs a-fiddlin' lak to save dey life;
Mistah Crow, 'he call de figgers, settin' in a tree,
Huh, uh! how dose critters sasshayed was a sight to see.
"De Critters' Dance" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Red-eyed tree frogs hunt insects by night.
A tree frog sits on a branch in Owings, Maryland, June 8, 2005.
Arizona Mountain Tree Frog .
In 1986, after a statewide vote by thousands of school children, the Arizona Tree Frog became Arizona's official state amphibian.
On this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses the ups, downs and lessons learned from their newest family pet, Limb the tree frog .
Tree Frog Canopy Tours opening.
Tree Frog designs baths and kitchens.
Courtesy of Tree Frog Designs.
Rare blue tree frog found at Corkscrew.
On this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses the ups, downs and lessons learned from their newest family pet, Limb the tree frog.
Tree Frog designs baths and kitchens.
Pacific Tree Frog Click to enlarge.
THE WILD SIDE by Scott Shalaway: Gray tree frogs, masters of disguise .
Gray tree frogs, masters of disguise .
Once upon a time there were a group of tree frogs who arranged a competition.
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In science:

The integration of galaxy particles is performed by the leap-frog method with the Tree method for the force estimation.
FAST: A Fully Asynchronous Split Time-Integrator for Self-Gravitating Fluid
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