from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tadpole.
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- n. (dialectal) (zoology) A tadpole.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tadpole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a larval frog or toad
Great … … on February 4, 2009 at 1: 12 pm | Reply petoskystone here i was thinking that ‘gollywog’ was like ‘polliwog’. which lead to ‘frogs have no hair, so this makes no sense’. dang – i miss all the decent slurs! on February 4, 2009 at 1: 30 pm | Reply Stocking
It seems unlikely that Palin, Lazio and other opponents of the project are enraged at the specter of polliwog swim classes and family movie nights a few blocks from Ground Zero.
All she could think now, though, was that the fabulous Mr. Frog was only a polliwog when it came to crazy rides.
In those early days, it had been only a faint polliwog of mist, moving slowly through the constellation of Eridanus, just south of the Equator.
Old forms of polliwog are _pollywig_, _polewiggle_, and _pollwiggle_.
Of the latter truth we may judge from the fact that if one of those cells should be injured, only one-half a polliwog would result, -- either a head or a tail half.
The humble polliwog in its development is significant of far more marvellous facts than the caterpillar changing into the butterfly, embodying as it does the deepest poetry and romance of evolution.
The tail of a polliwog seems a very useless appendage so far as the adult frog is concerned, yet if the polliwog's tail is cut off a perfect frog never develops.
"The old polliwog looks something like King Anko," said one of them.
"I'm not a polliwog!" answered Cap'n Bill angrily.