Definitions for tadpoleˈtæd poʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tad•poleˈtæd poʊl(n.)

  1. the aquatic larva of frogs and toads, having internal gills and a tail.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

Origin of tadpole:

1400–50; late ME tad(de)pol=tad(de)toad+polpoll

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tadpole, polliwog, pollywog(noun)

    a larval frog or toad

Wiktionary

  1. tadpole(Noun)

    A young toad or frog in its larval stage of development that lives in water, has a tail and no legs, and, like a fish, breathes through gills.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tadpole(noun)

    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. Tadpole(noun)

    the hooded merganser

Freebase

  1. Tadpole

    Tadpoles are a psychedelic rock band formed in 1990 in New York City by Todd Parker, Michael Kite Audino and Josh Bracken In 1992, Nick Kramer, David Max and Andrew Jackson of the fledgling Manhattan group, Hit, joined the Tadpoles after putting Hit on hiatus. In 1993 Kite and Jackson left the group, which relocated to Hoboken, New Jersey, where Parker formed Bakery Records. In 1996, Adam Boyette joined Tadpoles to complete what would be their final line-up. Parker announced the Tadpoles would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” in 2000, and the group disbanded. Kramer, Max and Boyette reformed Hit and continued on.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tadpole(noun)

a young frog or toad in its first stage of development.

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