crapaud

noun
cra·paud | \kraˈpō\
plural -s

Definition of crapaud 

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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History and Etymology for 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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