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wood frog

a typically light-brown frog, Rana sylvatica, inhabiting moist woodlands of eastern North America, having a dark, masklike marking on the head.
Origin of wood frog
First recorded in 1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The hyla, or little piping frog, passes the winter in the ground like the wood frog.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • A friend of mine, one mild day late in December, found a wood frog sitting upon the snow in the woods.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • wood frog (R. sylvatica), pale reddish brown; a black band across the pointed face.

  • Among the sylvan denizens that next came upon the stage were a hummingbird, a little red newt, and a wood frog.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • In two instances I have found the wood frog in December with a covering of less than two inches of leaves and moss.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs

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