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n., v. frogged, frog•ging,
1. any tailless stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.
2. Also called true frog , ranid. any frog of the widespread family Ranidae, which are mostly semiaquatic and have smooth, moist skin and long hind legs used for leaping.
3. a slight hoarseness, usu. caused by mucus on the vocal cords: a frog in the throat.
4. (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a French person or a person of French descent.)
5. a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position.
6. the nut of a violin bow.v.i.
7. to hunt and catch frogs.adj.
8. (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. French or Frenchlike.
[before 1000; Middle English frogge, Old English frogga, frocga]
usage: Definitions 4 and 9 are slurs and should be avoided. These senses are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting.
1. an ornamental fastening for the front of a coat, consisting of a button and a loop through which it passes.
2. a sheath suspended from a belt and supporting a scabbard.
a device at the intersection of two railroad tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch from the other.
[1840–50, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
a triangular mass of elastic horny substance in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse or related animal.
[1600–10; compare earlier frush in same sense]
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|Noun||1.||true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs|
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
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
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
frog legs - hind legs of frogs used as food; resemble chicken and cooked as chicken