noun tad·pole \ˈtad-ˌpōl\

: a small creature that becomes an adult frog or toad, that has a rounded body and a long tail, and that lives in water

Full Definition of TADPOLE

:  a larval amphibian; specifically :  a frog or toad larva that has a rounded body with a long tail bordered by fins and external gills soon replaced by internal gills and that undergoes a metamorphosis to the adult

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Origin of TADPOLE

Middle English taddepol, from tode toad + polle head
First Known Use: 15th century


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