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[kra-poh, krap-oh] /kræˈpoʊ, ˈkræp oʊ/
a species of large frog, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, resembling a bullfrog, inhabiting South and Central America, and having deep orange or red coloring on the legs and sides during the breeding season, the rest of the body being dark-green or brown with black markings.
Also called South American bullfrog.
Origin of crapaud
< French: toad, Old French crapot, perhaps < Germanic *krappa hook (see grape, grapnel), in reference to its hooklike feet; for -aud, see ribald Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Among those captured, or recaptured, were Mr. Hay and crapaud.

  • When you find a crapaud who is dead to rights, he is always an out and outer.

    A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
British Dictionary definitions for crapaud


/ˈkræpəʊ; ˈkrɑː-/
(Caribbean) a frog or toad
Word Origin
from French: toad
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