What is another word for tadpole?

Pronunciation: [tˈadpə͡ʊl] (IPA)

Tadpoles are the larval stage of frogs and toads. While tadpole is the most common word used to describe these aquatic animals, there are other synonyms that can be used interchangeably. One of the synonyms for tadpole is polliwog. This word is commonly used in North America and is derived from the Middle English word "polwygle." Another synonym for tadpole is froglet, which describes the stage of development after the tadpole has legs but before it becomes an adult frog. Fry is another synonym for tadpole and is typically used to describe the young of fish. Finally, some people may refer to tadpoles as tadlets or pollywinks.

Synonyms for Tadpole:

What are the hypernyms for Tadpole?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for tadpole?

The word "tadpole" refers to the aquatic larva of an amphibian, typically a frog or toad. Its antonyms include adult, frog/toad, and mature. The adult stage marks the transformation of tadpole into a fully-formed frog or toad. Mature refers to the fully-developed and sexually-reproductive stage of the amphibian life cycle. Other antonyms for tadpole might include land-dwelling, terrestrial, or ambulatory, as tadpoles are exclusively aquatic and rely on gills for respiration. The antonyms for tadpole thus describe the various stages of development and ecological niches that amphibians occupy throughout their life cycles.

What are the antonyms for Tadpole?

Usage examples for Tadpole

A tadpole having a total length of 21.1 mm.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla"
William E. Duellman
A tadpole having a body length of 6.8 mm.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla"
William E. Duellman
A small tadpole of P. euthysanota macrotympanum has four upper rows and five lower rows.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla"
William E. Duellman

Famous quotes with Tadpole

  • I'm not a diva. I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog.
    Toni Braxton
  • Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
    William S. Burroughs
  • When you were a tadpole and I was a fish In the Paleozoic timeMy heart was rife with the joy of life, For I loved you even then.
    Langdon Smith
  • Then as we linger at luncheon here O'er many a dainty dish, Let us drink anew to the time when you Were a tadpole and I was a fish.
    Langdon Smith
  • The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog
    Algernon Charles Swinburne

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