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egg and three stages of a tadpole metamorphosing into a frog
The aquatic larva of a frog or toad, having gills, a long, laterally compressed tail, and in early stages, no limbs. During metamorphosis of a tadpole into an adult, legs and lungs develop, and the tail gradually disappears. Also called polliwog.
[Middle English taddepol : tadde, tode, toad; see toad + pol, head; see poll.]
Word History: The word tadpole, which first appears in English in the 1400s, is an old compound word whose meaning is no longer transparent. Tad is a variant of the word toad, while pole is simply an alternative spelling of poll, meaning "head." Tadpole thus means "a toad that is all head," so to speak. Nowadays, the original meaning of the word poll, "head," is most prominent in poll tax, "a tax consisting of a fixed amount and levied on all individuals," a kind of tax that also often used to be called a head tax. (In modern times, poll taxes are most often levied on adults eligible to vote.) The most common senses of poll today are probably "a survey of public opinion" and "the place where votes are cast." The word probably developed these senses at least partly through the notion of the head as the most prominent part of each individual in a crowd—the part that could be counted. A similar notion is found in the phrase "a head of cattle."
(Animals) the aquatic larva of frogs, toads, etc, which develops from a limbless tailed form with external gills into a form with internal gills, limbs, and a reduced tail
[C15 taddepol, from tadde toad + pol head, poll]
the aquatic larva of frogs and toads, having internal gills and a tail.
development of a frog from a fertilized egg through several tadpole stages
The larval stage of a frog or toad. A tadpole lives in the water, has a tail and gills, and has no limbs. The tail and gills disappear as the legs and lungs develop on the way to the adult stage.
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|Noun||1.||tadpole - 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
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tadpole[ˈtædpəʊl] N → renacuajo m
tadpole[ˈtædpəʊl] n → têtard m
n → Kaulquappe f
tadpole[ˈtædˌpəʊl] n → girino
a young frog or toad in its first stage of development. paddavis شُرْغوف: فَرْخ الضَّفْدَع попова лъжичка girino pulec die Kaulquappe haletudse γυρίνοςrenacuajo kulles نوزاد قورباغه sammakonpoikanen têtardראשן मेंढक का बच्चा punoglavac békaporonty berudu halakarta girino おたまじゃくし 올챙이 buožgalvis (varžu) kurkulis berudu dikkopjerumpetrollkijanka دچونګښي چوچي ( چه لكۍ لرى girino mormoloc головастик žubrienka paglavec punoglavac grodlarv, -yngel ลูกอ๊อด kurbağa yavrusu 蝌蚪 пуголовок مينڈک کے بچے کي ابتدائي شکل con nòng nọc 蝌蚪