1. Jean Bap·tiste du Val-de-Grâce [zhahn ba-teest dy val duh-grahs] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist dü val dəˈgrɑs/, Baron deAnacharsis Clootz, 1755–94, Prussian leader in the French Revolution.


[kloot; Scot. klyt]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc.
  2. (usually initial capital letter) Often Cloots. Satan; the devil.

Origin of cloot

1715–25; perhaps akin to Dutch klauwtje, equivalent to klauw claw + -tje diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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