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tree toad

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noun
  1. tree frog.
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Origin of tree toad

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for tree toad

Historical Examples

  • This is the song of the tree-frog, sometimes called the tree-toad.

    Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors

    James Johonnot

  • It fills one with sentiment and a tender longing, this voice of the tree-toad.

    How Spring Came in New England

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • A tree-toad was persistently calling for rain in the dry distance.

    The Wit of Women

    Kate Sanborn

  • The tree-toad would have soon decayed if it had been put into water.

  • Perhaps he has been several, and not one; for who can tell one tree-toad from another?

    The Face of the Fields

    Dallas Lore Sharp


British Dictionary definitions for tree toad

tree toad

noun
  1. a less common name for tree frog
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