spring peeper

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Related to Northern spring peeper: Pseudacris crucifer

spring peeper

n.
A small brownish tree frog (Pseudacris crucifer syn. Hyla crucifer) of eastern North America that makes a shrill, high-pitched call in early spring.

spring′ peep′er


n.
a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X-shaped mark on the back and a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of E North America in the early spring.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spring peeper - a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early springspring peeper - a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring
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
genus Hyla, Hyla - the type genus of the Hylidae; tree toads
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The range of the northern spring peeper extends from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to Manitoba, south through the northern and mid-western regions of the United States to the Gulf Coast and most of the southern United States.

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