- A frog or toad.
- 1976: The warmth of his defence of the toad led me to suspect uneasily that a close search of his quarters would pretty certainly reveal a comfortable vivarium somewhere, bursting with the little batrachians. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Something Nasty in the Woodshed (Penguin 2001, p. 421)
- Pertaining to a frog or toad.
Etymology: From modern Latin Batrachia, former name of the zoological order Anura, from Greek , neuter plural of adjective from "frog".
- 1939: At this Lena smiled again with that mirthless grin. " Henry Miller, Tropic Of Capricorn
- 1965: His lips pursed into a smile, and he dug again into the honey. " John Fowles, The Magus
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