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pickerel frog

a meadow frog, Rana palustris, common in eastern North America, similar to the leopard frog but with squarish dark spots on the back.
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An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The common bullfrog and the pickerel frog doubtless pass the winter in the bed of ponds and streams.

    Riverby John Burroughs

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