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tadpole

tad·pole

tadpole

 
pronunciation:
taed pol
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part of speech: noun
definition: the larva of a frog or toad at the stage when it lives in water and has gills and a tail.
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Tadpole comes from early English words that mean "toad" and "head." A tadpole is a young toad that seems to be all head.
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  amphibian