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polliwog definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a larval frog or toad [syn: tadpole, polliwog, pollywog]

Merriam Webster's

noun see pollywog

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also pollywog) US dial. a tadpole. Etymology: earlier polwigge, polwygle f. POLL(1) + WIGGLE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tadpole Tad"pole`, n. [OE. tadde toad (AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige) + poll; properly, a toad that is or seems all head. See Toad, and Poll.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The young aquatic larva of any amphibian. In this stage it breathes by means of external or internal gills, is at first destitute of legs, and has a finlike tail. Called also polliwig, polliwog, porwiggle, or purwiggy. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The hooded merganser. [Local, U. S.] Tadpole fish. (Zo["o]l.) See Forkbeard (a) .

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Polliwig Pol"li*wig, Polliwog Pol"li*wog, n. [OE. polwigle. Cf. Poll head, and Wiggle.] (Zo["o]l.) A tadpole; -- called also purwiggy and porwigle.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See polliwig

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amphibian, batrachian, birdling, bullfrog, calf, catling, chick, chickling, chicky, colt, croaker, cub, dogie, duckling, fawn, fledgling, foal, frog, fryer, gosling, hoppytoad, hoptoad, kid, kit, kitten, lamb, lambkin, landlubber, litter, lubber, nest, nestling, newt, paddock, piglet, pigling, pullet, pup, puppy, salamander, shoat, tadpole, toad, tree frog, tree toad, weaner, whelp, yeanling



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