Batrachian



belonging or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group comprising the amphibians, and sometimes restricted to the salientians.
an amphibian, especially a salientian.
Historical Examples

I flatter myself also that they, in their turn, were not only proud of their batrachian, but grew fond of him.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866 Various

There were remarkable reptiles belonging to the frog or batrachian family.
Chatterbox, 1906 Various

Its body is less adaptively modified and shows the essentially fish-like character of the batrachian structure.
Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg

He exploits the batrachian or the reptile with no less animation.
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre

To many of us the differences between a reptile and a batrachian are unknown.
The Log of the Sun William Beebe

Aph-Lin told me this fable while I gazed on the three batrachian portraits.
The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton

The batrachian is not indispensable; a Mole will serve as well or even better.
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre

But no batrachian patience is as curious as that of the pipa toad.
The Natural Philosophy of Love Remy de Gourmont

The Rana Frogs form the highest group of the batrachian class.
The Ranidae Unknown

Dash me if I believed he knew what a batrachian was, though, any more than I did.
The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott

noun
any amphibian, esp a frog or toad
adjective
of or relating to the frogs and toads
batrachian
(bə-trā’kē-ən)
Relating to tailless amphibians, such as frogs and toads.

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