One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another name for clawed frog
- ‘We examined a snoring puddle frog, a common platanna, a common river frog and another bean-sized frog whose transparent bubble-like throat pouch amplifies its call so it can be heard a kilometre away.’
Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, apparently from Dutch plat ‘flat’ + -hander, literally ‘handed one’.
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