Tadpole

Tad"pole`

(?), n. [OE. tadde toad (AS. tdie, tdige) + poll; properly, a toad that is or seems all head. See Toad, and Poll.] 1. (Zol.) 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.
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2. (Zol.) The hooded merganser. [Local, U. S.]
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Tadpole fish. (Zol.) See Forkbeard (a).
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T"di*um

(?), n. [L.] See Tedium.
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