bullfrog

[ boo l-frog, -frawg ]
/ ˈbʊlˌfrɒg, -ˌfrɔg /

noun

a large frog, especially the North American Rana catesbeiana, having a deep voice.

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Origin of bullfrog

1690–1700, Americanism; bull1 + frog1; so called from its size and voice
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British Dictionary definitions for bullfrog

bullfrog

/ (ˈbʊlˌfrɒɡ) /

noun

any of various large frogs, such as Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog), having a loud deep croak
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Word Origin and History for bullfrog

bullfrog


n.

also bull-frog, 1738, from bull (n.1) + frog (n.1). So called for its voice.

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