crapaud

crapaud

[kra-poh, krap-oh]
noun
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:
< French: toad, Old French crapot, perhaps < Germanic *krappa hook (see grape, grapnel), in reference to its hooklike feet; for -aud, see ribald

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crapaud (ˈkræpəʊ, ˈkrɑː-)
 
n
(Caribbean) a frog or toad
 
[from French: toad]

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