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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The hooded merganser. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] Tadpole fish. (Zool.) See Forkbeard (a) . [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tadpole n 1: a larval frog or toad [syn: tadpole, polliwog, pollywog]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "tadpole": 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, litter, nest, nestling, newt, paddock, piglet, pigling, polliwog, pullet, pup, puppy, salamander, shoat, toad, tree frog, tree toad, weaner, whelp, yeanling