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Definition: Rana esculenta
(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. (Zo["o]l.) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana
related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and
take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud
notes in the springtime.
Note: The edible frog of Europe (Rana esculenta
extensively used as food; the American bullfrog (R. Catesbiana
) is remarkable for its great size and loud
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.
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.
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.
5. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
(Railroads), a frog adapted for tracks that
cross at right angles.
, a popular name for a large puffball.
, one who eats frogs; -- a term of contempt
applied to a Frenchman by the vulgar class of English.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Frog
(Zo["o]l.), a small, leaping, hemipterous
insect living on plants. The larv[ae] are inclosed in a
frothy liquid called cuckoo spit
or frog spit
(Bot.), the yellow water lily (Nuphar
(Zo["o]l.), the frothy exudation of the frog hopper
; -- called also frog spittle
. See Cuckoo spit
, a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See
Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible
fishes. --Bacon. -- n. Anything edible.
Edible bird's nest
. See Bird's nest
(Zo["o]l.), any species of crab used as food,
esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus
(Zo["o]l.), the common European frog (Rana esculenta
), used as food.
(Zo["o]l.), any snail used as food, esp.
and H. aspersa