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bullfrog Line breaks: bull|frog
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlfrɒɡ/

Definition of bullfrog in English:


A very large frog which has a deep booming croak and is often a predator of smaller vertebrates.
  • Genera Rana and Pyxicephalus, family Ranidae: the North American bullfrog (R. catesbiana), the Asian bullfrog (R. tigrina), and the African bullfrog (P. adspersus)
Example sentences
  • In their native habitat, predators such as large water snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles keep adult bullfrogs in check, while fish slurp tadpoles.
  • In southern Arizona the most common vertebrates found in bullfrogs are other bullfrogs, Schwalbe said.
  • The lake behind the house was filled with tree frogs and bullfrogs and cicadas and crickets.
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