The order of amphibians which include the frogs and toads; the Anura. Occasionally the phrase is employed in a wider feeling as equivalent to Amphibia.
previously, as in Cuvier's system of category, an order of reptiles, containing the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, etc., and coextensive aided by the modern-day class Amphibia; the amphibians, or those vertebrates which breathe to start with by gills, and then, generally, lose the gills and inhale by lungs.
Now, an order of Amphibia, similar to Anura (which see), containing the frogs and toads just, or those amphibians which drop the end along with the gills.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...