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leopard frog

noun

  1. a common North American green frog, Rana pipiens, having white-edged, dark oval spots on its back.
  2. any of several similar North American frogs.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of leopard frog1

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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Example Sentences

The bullfrog and leopard frog probably take heavy toll of both the adults and the newly metamorphosed young at the breeding ponds.

In Florida, Carr (1950:80) found one of these black racers eating a leopard frog (Rana pipiens).

Many kinds of frogs are eaten, chiefly ranids and hylids, and the leopard frog (Rana pipiens) is the most frequent victim.

In the leopard frog the change from the egg to adult is completed in one summer.

Leopard frog (Rana pipiens), green with irregular black blotches, mostly in two rows on the back; legs barred above; belly pale.

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