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spring peeper

noun
1.
a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X -shaped mark on the back and voicing a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of eastern North America in the early spring.
Origin of spring peeper
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10
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