[ frog-mouth, frawg- ]

noun,plural frog·mouths [frog-mouthz, -mouths, frawg-]. /ˈfrɒgˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs, ˈfrɔg-/.
  1. any Australian and Oriental bird of the family Podargidae, related to the goatsuckers, having a broad, flattened, froglike mouth.

Origin of frogmouth

First recorded in 1850–55; frog1 + mouth

Words Nearby frogmouth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frogmouth in a sentence

  • The Tawny frogmouth is one of "the most peculiar," and is the "ugliest of birds."

    An Australian Bird Book | John Albert Leach

British Dictionary definitions for frogmouth


/ (ˈfrɒɡˌmaʊθ) /

  1. any nocturnal insectivorous bird of the genera Podargus and Batrachostomus, of SE Asia and Australia, similar to the nightjars: family Podargidae, order Caprimulgiformes

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