Definition of ranid in English:

ranid

noun

Zoology
  • A frog of the large family Ranidae, which comprises typical frogs with long hind legs that are used for both leaping and swimming.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a frog of the family Ranidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From scientific Latin Rana, genus name (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 210; from classical Latin rāna frog, perhaps of imitative origin) + -id, after scientific Latin Ranidae, family name.

Pronunciation

ranid

/ˈranɪd//ˈreɪnɪd//ˈrɑːnɪd/