Definition of platanna in English:

platanna

noun

South African
  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, apparently from Dutch plat ‘flat’ + -hander, literally ‘handed one’.

Pronunciation

platanna

/plaˈtanə/