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flying frog

either of two East Indian frogs, Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus and R. pardalis, having broadly webbed feet permitting long, gliding leaps.
Origin of flying frog
First recorded in 1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If he says there is a flying frog you can depend on it that there is one.

  • Are you sure you wont go off after the flying frog, or something like that?

  • And thats where well get my flying frog, put in the professor.

  • It seems they had located a flying frog in the depths of the jungle somewhere.

  • I believe he cares more about that flying frog than he does about us winning a prize, confided the tall lad to his chums.

  • Well go to the bank to-morrow, and then well start on a trip out west and see if we cant get that flying frog for the professor.

  • He had engaged half a dozen enthusiastic boys, promising that whoever found the flying frog would get five dollars.

  • It began to clear during the afternoon, and the professor went searching for the flying frog, but came back at dusk without it.

  • So he went out with the Allo tribe once again and they led him up a creek to the place where the flying frog lives.

  • Now few people have ever seen the flying frog of Borneo, and those who have are called nasty names by those who haven't.

British Dictionary definitions for flying frog

flying frog

any of several tropical frogs of the family Rhacophoridae, esp Rhacophorus reinwardtii of Malaya, that glide between trees by means of long webbed digits
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