flying frog

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noun

either of two East Indian frogs, Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus and R. pardalis, having broadly webbed feet permitting long, gliding leaps.

Nearby words

  1. flying dutchman,
  2. flying field,
  3. flying fish,
  4. flying fortress,
  5. flying fox,
  6. flying gangway,
  7. flying gurnard,
  8. flying head,
  9. flying jenny,
  10. flying jib

Origin of flying frog

First recorded in 1680–90

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British Dictionary definitions for flying frog

flying frog

noun

any of several tropical frogs of the family Rhacophoridae, esp Rhacophorus reinwardtii of Malaya, that glide between trees by means of long webbed digits
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