Part of speech: noun

A young frog or toad, breathing by external gills and having a membranous tail like that of a fish.

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Usage examples "tadpole":

  1. Is the Laughing Tadpole lonely? - "Sketches New and Old, Part 1.", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
  2. Tadpole, however, was never very fond of the House of Lords; besides, it was too limited. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.
  3. I thought that I would apply to Dr Tadpole, but I was afraid. - "Poor Jack", Frederick Marryat.