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(Animals) any tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek hulē forest, wood]
n., pl. -las.
a tree frog of the genus Hyla.
[< New Latin (1768); Latin Hyla, vocative of Hylās Hylas, a companion of Hercules, alluding to his death in a fountain and the cries made by those seeking him (compared to the choral calling of tree frogs)]
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|Noun||1.||Hyla - the type genus of the Hylidae; tree toads|
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
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