bullfrog

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bull·frog

 (bo͝ol′frôg′, -frŏg′)
n.
Any of several large, heavy-bodied frogs, especially Rana catesbeiana, native to eastern North America and introduced elsewhere, having a characteristic deep resonant croak.

bullfrog

(ˈbʊlˌfrɒɡ)
n
(Animals) any of various large frogs, such as Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog), having a loud deep croak

bull•frog

(ˈbʊlˌfrɒg, -ˌfrɔg)

n.
a large North American frog, Rana catesbeiana, having a deep voice.
[1690–1700, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullfrog - largest North American frogbullfrog - largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
genus Rana, Rana - type genus of the Ranidae
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
Translations
grenouille-taureau

bullfrog

[ˈbʊlfrɒg] Nrana f toro

bullfrog

[ˈbʊlfrɒg] ngrenouille-taureau f

bullfrog

[ˈbʊlˌfrɒg] nrana toro
References in classic literature ?
Two or three times I endeavoured to insinuate myself between the canes, and by dint of coaxing and bending them to make some progress; but a bull-frog might as well have tried to work a passage through the teeth of a comb, and I gave up the attempt in despair.
It cheered our own hearts, that strong, metallic call, and we turned the more earnestly to our work, dragged two feet off the earth with each upward jerk of the rope, but all straining together on the downward heave, Challenger the lowest of all, bending all his great strength to the task and flopping up and down like a monstrous bull-frog, croaking with every pull.
He had swung round his revolving chair so as to face me, and he sat all puffed out like an enormous bull-frog, his head laid back and his eyes half-covered by supercilious lids.