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Definition of Polliwig
polliwigTadpole 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
2. (Zo["o]l.) The hooded merganser. [Local, U. S.]
Tadpole fish. (Zo["o]l.) See Forkbeard
(a) . PolliwigPolliwig 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.
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