The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for frog spit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frog \Frog\ (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in
     sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel.
     froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr["o].]
     1. (Zool.) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana and
        related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and
        take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud
        notes in the springtime.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The edible frog of Europe ({Rana esculenta) is
           extensively used as food; the American bullfrog ({R.
           Catesbiana) is remarkable for its great size and loud
           [1913 Webster]
     2. [Perh. akin to E. fork, cf. frush frog of a horse.]
        (Anat.) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the
        middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other
        animals; the fourchette.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Railroads) A supporting plate having raised ribs that
        form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where
        one track branches from another or crosses it.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. [Cf. fraco of wool or silk, L. floccus, E. frock.] An
        oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and
        fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
        [1913 Webster]
     Cross frog (Railroads), a frog adapted for tracks that
        cross at right angles.
     Frog cheese, a popular name for a large puffball.
     Frog eater, one who eats frogs; -- a term of contempt
        applied to a Frenchman by the vulgar class of English.
     Frog fly. (Zool.) See Frog hopper.
     Frog hopper (Zool.), a small, leaping, hemipterous insect
        living on plants. The larv[ae] are inclosed in a frothy
        liquid called cuckoo spit or frog spit.
     Frog+lily+(Bot.),+the+yellow+water+lily+({Nuphar">Frog lily (Bot.), the yellow water lily ({Nuphar).
     Frog spit (Zool.), the frothy exudation of the frog
        hopper; -- called also frog spittle. See Cuckoo spit,
        under Cuckoo.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuckoo \Cuck"oo\ (k[oo^]k"[=oo]), n. [OE. coccou, cukkow, F.
     coucou, prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. ????,
     Skr. k?ki?a, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.] (Zool.)
     A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied
     genera, of many species.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The European cuckoo ({Cuculus canorus) builds no nest
           of its own, but lays its eggs in the nests of other
           birds, to be hatched by them. The American
           yellow-billed cuckoo ({Coccyzus Americanus) and the
           black-billed cuckoo ({Coccyzus erythrophthalmus) build
           their own nests.
           [1913 Webster]
     Cuckoo clock, a clock so constructed that at the time for
        striking it gives forth sounds resembling the cry of the
     Cuckoo dove (Zool.), a long-tailed pigeon of the genus
        Macropygia. Many species inhabit the East Indies.
     Cuckoo fish (Zool.), the European red gurnard ({Trigla
        cuculus). The name probably alludes to the sound that it
     Cuckoo falcon (Zool.), any falcon of the genus Baza. The
        genus inhabits Africa and the East Indies.
     Cuckoo maid (Zool.), the wryneck; -- called also cuckoo
     Cuckoo+ray+(Zool.),+a+British+ray+({Raia+miraletus">Cuckoo ray (Zool.), a British ray ({Raia miraletus).
     Cuckoo spit, or Cuckoo spittle.
     (a) A frothy secretion found upon plants, exuded by the
         larvae of certain insects, for concealment; -- called
         also toad spittle and frog spit.
     (b) (Zool.) A small hemipterous insect, the larva of which,
         living on grass and the leaves of plants, exudes this
         secretion. The insects belong to Aphrophora,
         Helochara, and allied genera.
     Ground cuckoo, the chaparral cock.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229