Cloots

[ klohts ]
/ kloʊts /
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noun

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.

cloot

[ kloot; Scot. klyt ]
/ klut; Scot. klüt /

noun Scot. and North England.

a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc.
(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

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