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polliwog (n.)

"tadpole," mid-15c., polwygle, probably from pol "head" (see poll (n.)) + wiglen "to wiggle" (see wiggle (v.)). Modern spelling is 1830s, replacing earlier polwigge.

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Definitions of polliwog

polliwog (n.)
a larval frog or toad;
Synonyms: tadpole / pollywog
From wordnet.princeton.edu