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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
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These included foamy clusters of semitransparent frog's eggs or, if we were lucky, pollywogs already hatched from those eggs, minnows or water spiders shooting across the pond's top.
Not wanting to decimate the school of adolescent amphibians, we backed away and discovered an even larger pod Of pollywogs in a nearby water-filled ditch.
Part III will examine the current day ritual, outlining the passage of the pollywogs from days before the crossing until they receive their shellback certificates.
He sets sail, but only finds crayfish, dragonflies, pollywogs, turtles, and even a loon.
One year later, I was on the other side, swinging my length of hose and beating pollywogs unmercifully.