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crag1

[krag]
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noun
  1. a steep, rugged rock; rough, broken, projecting part of a rock.
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Origin of crag1

1275–1325; Middle English < British Celtic; akin to Welsh craig rock
Related formscrag·like, adjective

crag2

[krag]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. the neck, throat, or craw.
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Origin of crag2

1425–75; late Middle English cragge < Middle Dutch crage neck, throat; cognate with German Kragen collar; cf. craw
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crag

noun
  1. a steep rugged rock or peak
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Word Origin

C13: of Celtic origin; related to Old Welsh creik rock

Crag1

noun
  1. a formation of shelly sandstone in E England, deposited during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs
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Word Origin and History for crag

n.

early 14c.; as a place-name element attested from c.1200, probably from a Celtic source akin to Old Irish crec "rock," and carrac "cliff," Welsh craig "rock, stone," Manx creg.

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