polliwog


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pol·li·wog

also pol·ly·wog  (pŏl′ē-wŏg′, -wôg′)
n.

[Variant of polliwig, from Middle English polwigle : pol, head; see poll + wiglen, to wiggle; see wiggle.]

polliwog

(ˈpɒlɪˌwɒɡ) or

pollywog

n
1. (Animals) dialect Brit and US and Canadian another name for tadpole
2. (Nautical Terms) informal a sailor who has not crossed the equator. Compare shellback
[C15 polwygle; see poll, wiggle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polliwog - a larval frog or toadpolliwog - a larval frog or toad    
amphibia, class Amphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
Translations

polliwog

[ˈpɒlɪwɒg] N (US) (Zool) → renacuajo m

polliwog

n (US) → Kaulquappe f
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless.
Do you think the polliwog gives a damn about James Madison, Breck?
Francona didn't actually believe that stuff; he just understood that if he came out and said that Beckett had turned into an overstuffed polliwog, had lost his desire to pitch, or had a sore shoulder, he'd never hear the end of it.
Young children love to play with sounds and rhyming words and this book offers just such opportunities as it works through a number rhyme as each polliwog turns into a frog.
Local female percussionist/bandleader Melena will be performing at Manhattan Beach Summer Concert Series at Polliwog Park on August 22nd.
Where: Multiple locations, including Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, Valley Park in Hermosa Beach, Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach and Bluff Park in Long Beach.
But Jolly harbors a secret of her own: she is a polliwog or wave walker.
It was only then, nearly hall a century after what people in his district have called "the Polliwog Caper," that the Congressman's long-held secret came out.
Buster was a polliwog who lived in a pond with many other polliwogs.
She described her screen self as "a fat little frightening pig with pigtails" and "a polliwog on its way to becoming a frog.
Kokanee have been stocked in several lakes in New York, including Long Pond, Franklin County (10,000), Polliwog Pond, Franklin County (41,600), Bug Lake, Fulton County (10,000), Mitchell pond, Hamilton County (5,000), Little Hill Pond, Lewis County (2,000), Deer Pond, St.
After carrying them in, I discovered that only one polliwog had made it safely to its new home among the dishes in the kitchen sink.