poison-arrow frog

[ poi-zuh n-ar-oh ]
/ ˈpɔɪ zənˈær oʊ /


a small, bright-colored terrestrial frog of the family Dendrobatidae, of Central and South American rain forests, that secretes a virulent poison from its skin, once used on the tips of Indian hunting arrows.
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