crapaud

noun cra·paud \ kraˈpō \

Definition of crapaud

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

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Origin and Etymology of crapaud

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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