Definition of craw
1 : the crop of a bird or insect
2 : the stomach especially of a lower animal
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Bruhl and two guests beat the rain to the area Wednesday morning to catch bass, reds and even a few keeper speckled trout, almost non-stop on frogs, poppers, worms and craws.
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Origin and Etymology of craw
Middle English crawe, from Old English *cræga; perhaps akin to Latin vorare to devour — more at voracious
First Known Use: 14th century
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: an area in a bird's throat in which food can be kept
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