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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“Crapaud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crapaud. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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