plural noun

: excrement especially of hares

Word History


plural of crottel, from Middle French crote (of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German dialect krotz spot, obsolete Dutch krotte spot on clothes) + English -el (variant of -le)

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“Crottels.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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