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Definition of Polliwig

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) .
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.

Meaning of Polliwig from wikipedia

- A tadpole (also called a pollywog) is the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, particularly that of a frog or toad. They are usually wholly...