Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) a larval frog or toad

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Synonyms of Tadpole

polliwog, pollywog

Alternate forms of Tadpole

Hypernyms: larva

Origin of the word Tadpole

  1. c.1400, from tadde "toad" (see toad) + pol "head" (see poll). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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