craw

noun

1
: the crop of a bird or insect
2
: the stomach especially of a lower animal

Word History

Etymology

Middle English crawe, from Old English *cræga; perhaps akin to Latin vorare to devour — more at voracious

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of craw was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Craw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craw. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

craw

noun
1
: the crop of a bird or insect
2
: the stomach especially of a lower animal
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