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 for Tadpole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tadpole \Tad"pole`\, n. [OE. tadde toad (AS. t[=a]die,
     t[=a]dige) + poll; properly, a toad that is or seems all
     head. See Toad, and Poll.]
     1. (Zool.) The young aquatic larva of any amphibian. In this
        stage it breathes by means of external or internal gills,
        is at first destitute of legs, and has a finlike tail.
        Called also polliwig, polliwog, porwiggle, or
        purwiggy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) The hooded merganser. [Local, U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Tadpole fish. (Zool.) See Forkbeard
        (a) .
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tadpole
      n 1: a larval frog or toad [syn: tadpole, polliwog,
           pollywog]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "tadpole":
     amphibian, batrachian, birdling, bullfrog, calf, catling, chick,
     chickling, chicky, colt, croaker, cub, dogie, duckling, fawn,
     fledgling, foal, frog, fryer, gosling, hoppytoad, hoptoad, kid,
     kit, kitten, lamb, lambkin, litter, nest, nestling, newt, paddock,
     piglet, pigling, polliwog, pullet, pup, puppy, salamander, shoat,
     toad, tree frog, tree toad, weaner, whelp, yeanling
  
  

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