“No one’s seen the !” said the and the But then … “I’ve seen the________!” snapped the ________. “Have you seen the ________, and the ________, and the ________.
“No one’s seen the !” said the and the But then … “I’ve seen thecrocodile !” snapped the crocodile. “Have you seen the parrot, and the dragonfly, and the bee, and the butterfly, and the hummingbird, and the frog.
par·rot [pérrt ] noun (plural par·rots) 1. brightly colored tropical bird: a tropical or subtropical bird with a stout hooked bill and variously colored, often brilliant plumage. Some species have the ability to mimic speech. Order Psittaciformespérrt 2. somebody who copies others: somebody who simply repeats things that somebody else has said, without thought or understanding transitive verb (past par·rot·ed, past participle par·rot·ed, present participle par·rot·ing, 3rd person present singular par·rots) copy other people: to repeat what somebody else says or writes without having thought about it or understood it.
drag·on·fly [drággn fl ] (plural drag·on·flies) noundrággn fl thin-bodied iridescent flying insect: an insect with a large head and eyes, a long thin body, and two pairs of iridescent often blue wings that usually remain outstretched when the insect is at rest.
but·ter·fly [búttr fl ] noun (plural but·ter·flies) 1. insect with big colorful wings: an insect with two pairs of often brightly colored wings and knobbed antennae. It develops from a caterpillar and lives for only a short time. Order Lepidopterabúttr fl 2. butterfly or butterfly stroke swimming stroke: a swimming stroke in which both arms are lifted simultaneously above and over the head while both the feet are kicked up and down 3. swimming competition: a race in which swimmers do the butterfly stroke 4. person lacking concentration: somebody who is unable to concentrate on any one activity or occupation for very long [Old English buttorfloge : buttor- "butter" perhaps from the color of some butterflies' wings or excrement, or from the belief that butterflies consume butter]
frog 1 [frawg, frog ] (plural frogs) nounfrawg, frog 1. AMPHIBIANS small web-footed water animal: a small tailless amphibious animal with smooth moist skin, webbed feet, and long back legs used for jumping. Family Ranidae 2. CRAFT support for flowers in arrangement: an object, usually with spikes or perforations, used to support the stems of flowers when making a flower arrangement 3. MUSIC nut on bow: a nut used to secure and tighten the strings of a violin bow and hold them away from the bow stick [Old English frogga ] have a frog in your throat to be hoarse and unable to speak clearly.
hum·ming·bird [húmming bùrd ] (plural hum·ming·birds) nounhúmming bùrd small hovering bird: a small brightly colored bird of North, Central, and South America that can beat its wings rapidly, making a humming sound and allowing it to hover. Family Trochilidae
bee [bee ] (plural bees) noun 1. honey-making insect: a flying insect with a furry body that makes a buzzing sound as it flies. Some species of bees have stingers, and some live in hives and produce honey. bee 2. gathering for activity and socializing: a gathering at which people combine working together at a particular activity or having a friendly competition with socializing a sewing bee a quilting bee.
croc·o·dile [krók dl ] (plural croc·o·diles, croc·o·dile) noun 1. large reptile with strong jaws: a large tropical or subtropical carnivorous reptile that lives near water. It has a long, thick- skinned, body and a broad head with strong jaws. Crocodiles have longer and more tapering snouts than alligators. Family Crocodylidaekrók dl 2. leather from crocodile skin: leather made from the skin of a crocodile crocodile shoes