polliwog pollywog

polliwog pollywog
noun (C) AmE a tadpole

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  • polliwog — [päl′ē wäg΄, päl′ēwôg΄] n. [ME polwygle, prob. < pol, POLL + wigelen, to WIGGLE] TADPOLE: also pollywog …   English World dictionary

  • Polliwog (disambiguation) — The word polliwog or pollywog can refer to:* Tadpole, the offspring of an amphibian. * Polliwog (character), character of the same name featured in the children s television series Gullah Gullah Island . * term for a (military or commercial)… …   Wikipedia

  • pollywog — or polliwog noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English polwygle, probably from pol poll + wiglen to wiggle Date: 1838 tadpole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polliwog — noun see pollywog …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polliwog — /pol ee wog /, n. a tadpole. Also, pollywog. [1400 50; var. of polliwig, earlier polwigge, late ME polwygle. See POLL1, WIGGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pollywog — /pol ee wog /, n. polliwog. * * * …   Universalium

  • pollywog — pol|ly|wog [ pali,wag ] another spelling of polliwog …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pollywog — n. polliwog, tadpole, frog or toad in the larval stage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polliwog — (also pollywog) noun dialect & N. Amer. a tadpole. Origin ME (earlier as pollywiggle): from poll in the sense head + wiggle …   English new terms dictionary

  • pollywog — noun variant spelling of polliwog …   English new terms dictionary

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