polliwog

(redirected from pollywogs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to pollywogs: Amazonia

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 periodicals archive ?
Other early childhood camps include Toadstools and Pollywogs, a four-day nature camp meeting at Knoch Knolls Nature Center throughout the summer, and a variety of one- or two-week special interest camps.
Chestnut Publishing also plans to release my first short story collection for kids; Tree Fort, Pigtails, Pollywogs And More.
ALL RIGHT, YOU LITTLE POLLYWOGS, BUT THEN IT'S BEDTIME.
It generally starts off by fishing for blue-gill or pollywogs with a can of worms, a cane pole, a cork, line, and hooks.
When he went to poke the stick back into the pond, he saw pollywogs swimming within a gelatinous sac, close to where he'd just been digging around.
On Brougham's burlesques, see Hawes, 'John Brougham, 184-93; Zoe Detsi-Diamanti, 'Burlesquing "Otherness" in Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: the Image of the Indian in John Brougham s Met-a-mora: Or, The Last of the Pollywogs (1847) and Po-Ca-Hon-Tas: or, The Gentle Savage (1855), American Studies, 48 (2007), 101-23.
Two months later she added: "I am happier than I have ever been in my life and the idea of going back to the Canadian prairies gives me the pollywogs on my spine.
Mary Hershey's LOVE AND POLLYWOGS FROM CAMP CALAMITY (9780385737449, $15.
In fact, atrazine-exposed pollywogs proved only about half as likely to metamorphose as those raised in clean water.
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.
In the process of undergoing this ancient maritime ritual, we were all transformed from lowly Pollywogs into seagoing Shellbacks.
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.