Definition of pickerel frog in English:

pickerel frog

noun

  • A common North American frog, Rana palustris, which has a double row of dark squarish spots down the back and bright yellow or orange coloration under the hind legs.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Storer (1804–1891). From pickerel + frog [adjective], so called on account of its appearance.

Pronunciation

pickerel frog

/ˈpɪk(ə)rəl frɒɡ//ˈpɪk(ə)r(ə)l frɒɡ/