the crop of a bird or insect.
the stomach of an animal.
stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle: She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.

1350–1400; Middle English crawe, probably akin to crag2

craw, crawl, crow. Unabridged
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craw (krɔː)
1.  a less common word for crop
2.  the stomach of an animal
3.  informal stick in one's craw, stick in one's throat to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe
[C14: related to Middle High German krage, Middle Dutch crāghe neck, Icelandic kragi collar]

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O.E. *cræg "throat," a Gmc. word of obscure origin.
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see stick in one's craw.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
They were, however, fascinated by her craw and gizzard still full of grain and rocks to grind it.
It's really the common culture stuff that sticks in my craw.
But every now and then there was something in one of the plays that stuck in my craw, or made me turn away from the page.
So many people have been puzzled as to why this case has stuck in my craw all these years.
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