One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small kind of toad.
2A tiny toad that has recently developed from a tadpole.
- ‘These ponds often dry out, killing the tadpoles, before they can change into toadlets and leave the pond.’
- ‘Later in the summer, 13 toadlets were observed outside the pond showing that some of the tadpoles had survived the difficult conditions.’
- ‘Additionally, these tadpoles become toadlets unusually early, so they are out of the water and hopping around faster than most other frogs.’
- ‘Luckily, the tadpoles mature into toadlets in less than two weeks.’
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