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hyla

[hahy-luh] /ˈhaɪ lə/
noun
1.
a tree frog of the genus Hyla.
Origin of hyla
< New Latin (1768), the genus name; Latin Hyla, vocative of Hylās Hylas, a companion of Hercules, alluding to the classical legend of his death in a fountain and the repeated cries made by those seeking him (fancifully compared to the choral calling of frogs of this genus)
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  • Page 91, note 8, line 15, for Styla read hyla in both instances.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • The hyla's tremulous cry was the only musical sound to be heard.

    Birds in the Bush

    Bradford Torrey
  • Sometimes as in hyla and Alytes there is a fronto-parietal fontanelle.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • hyla, serf and thrall to him, has had never a word of record until now.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • It was at the order of Pierce that hyla had been fishing that evening.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • hyla was a labourer in the mint, and under the orders of Lewin the Jew.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • "Pierce said that I might have some fish to take home," hyla told her humbly.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • It was thus that the serfs lived, and hyla skirted the fold till he came to his own house.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • hyla said nothing for a minute, but remained still and motionless.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • The circle was broken up, and only Cerdic and Harl sat there waiting hyla's return.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
British Dictionary definitions for hyla

hyla

/ˈhaɪlə/
noun
1.
any tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek hulē forest, wood
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