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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See tadpole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Variant of polliwig, from Middle English polwigle : pol, head; see poll + wiglen, to wiggle; see wiggle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English polwigge; polwygle: poll + wiggle. (Wiktionary)



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