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rana

(ˈrɑːnə)
n
(Animals) any large frog, of the genus Rana, of which there are more than ninety species found in Europe, Asia, and the Americas

Rana

(ˈrɑːnə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in India, formerly)a Hindu ruler or raja
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Noun1.rana - type genus of the RanidaeRana - type genus of the Ranidae    
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Ranidae, Ranidae - a family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs
Rana sylvatica, wood frog, wood-frog - wide-ranging light-brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially spruce
leopard frog, Rana pipiens, spring frog - common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spots
bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana - largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
green frog, Rana clamitans, spring frog - similar to bullfrog; found in or near marshes and ponds; of United States and Canada
cascades frog, Rana cascadae - mountain frog found near water; of United States Northwest to California
goliath frog, Rana goliath - largest living frog; up to a foot and weighing up to 10 lbs; Africa
pickerel frog, Rana palustris - a meadow frog of eastern North America
Rana tarahumarae, tarahumara frog - Mexican frog found within a jump or two of water
grass frog, Rana temporaria - a common semiterrestrial European frog
References in classic literature ?
Mauritius offers an apparent exception, where I saw the Rana Mascariensis in abundance: this frog is said now to inhabit the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Bourbon; but on the other hand, Du Bois, in his voyage in 1669, states that there were no reptiles in Bourbon except tortoises; and the Officier du Roi asserts that before 1768 it had been attempted, without success, to introduce frogs into Mauritius -- I presume for the purpose of eating: hence it may be well doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
New book details achievements of Talat Rana's familyLAHORE:A book detailing the story of three generations of the Ranas of Haryana was launched on Friday at a ceremony held at a hotel in Lahore.The book titled 'The Ranas of Haryana: A Story of Three Generations 1859-1998' has been written by Talat Rana and chronicles the multi-generational history of her family and the notable achievements and accomplishments of her family members.
She explained that the story of the Ranas of Haryana deserved to be told to the masses and this is why she wrote the book.Notable Pakistani historian and former Iqbal fellow at the University of Cambridge Tahir Kamran also addressed the ceremony and talked about the achievements of the family.
Instead, he said, the party nominated the brother of another MNA Azhar Qayyum and ex-MNA Mudassar Qayyum Nahra despite the Ranas had majority of ZC seats.
Among them is veteran Muslim Leaguer and former federal minister Rana Nazir Ahmed of Kamoke and his sons Rana Umer Nazir (MNA) and Aamir Nazir, vice chairman of the Gujranwala District Council.
A las ranas se les encuentra practicamente en todo el mundo, con excepcion de la Antartica; se les puede ver en los desiertos, las montanas, las praderas, inclusive en las ciudades; pero principalmente en areas humedas, como estanques, lagunas, rios, pantanos y la selva tropical.
Los anfibios, la clase de vertebrados a la que pertenecen las ranas, surgieron hace unos 360 millones de anos, por lo que presenciaron la extincion de los dinosaurios, ocurrida hace 65 millones anos.
Cada semana, el empresario ecuatoriano envia por avion dos toneladas metricas de ranas toro de California, vivas, al barro chino de Nueva York, donde son la sensacion del momento.
En los ultimos anos, investigadores de todo el mundo han observando el aumento de la mortandad de las ranas, que podria llevarlas a su total extincion.
According to media reports, the President responded on allegations on Akhtar Buland Rana to be appointed as Auditor General and considered him right man for the post.
Islamabad, April 22, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistani pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, who is representing Sussex in this English county season, has named Inzamam ul Haq as his best captain and the late Bob Woolmer as the "greatest coach" he ever had.
INVESTIGATORS are tracking fresh leads that indicate Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who visited India along with David Coleman Headley days before the Mumbai attack last year, stayed at a central Delhi hotel along with his wife for a day.