plural -s
obsolete : a jewel or precious stone supposed to come from the head of a toad
: a large toad (Leptodactylus pentadactylus) esteemed as food in parts of the Caribbean area

Word History


Middle English crepaude, crapaulde, from Middle French crapaud, crapot toad, probably from crape hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German krāpo, krāpfo hook; from the appearance of the feet

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“Crapaud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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