[sey-lee-en-shuh n]


belonging or pertaining to the superorder Salientia, comprising the frogs and toads (order Anura) and extinct species.


a salientian amphibian.

Origin of salientian

1945–50; < New Latin Salienti(a) (Latin: neuter plural of saliēns; see salient) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for salientian

frog, sycophant, polliwog, peeper, salientian, anuran, tadpole

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British Dictionary definitions for salientian


noun, adjective

another word for anuran

Word Origin for salientian

C19: from New Latin Salientia, literally: leapers, from Latin salīre to leap
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