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tree toad

n.

tree toad

n
(Animals) a less common name for tree frog

tree′ frog`


n.
any frog, esp. of the family Hylidae, that climbs into trees, usu. with the aid of disks at the toes.
[1730–40]
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Noun1.tree toad - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toetree toad - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
family Hylidae, Hylidae - the amphibian family of tree frogs
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
Hyla regilla, Pacific tree toad - the most commonly heard frog on the Pacific coast of America
canyon treefrog, Hyla arenicolor - a small chiefly ground dweller that stays within easy jumping distance of water; of United States southwest and northern Mexico
chameleon tree frog - a form of tree toad
cricket frog - either of two frogs with a clicking call
chorus frog - any of several small North American frogs having a loud call
lowland burrowing treefrog, northern casque-headed frog, Pternohyla fodiens - terrestrial burrowing nocturnal frog of grassy terrain and scrub forests having very hard upper surface of head; of the United States southwest
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At first he thought it was a cricket, a tree toad, or a bird, but having determined the direction from which it came, he turned his head over his shoulder and saw a small shape hanging as far out of the window as safety would allow.
Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
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