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crapaud

[ kra-poh, krap-oh ]
/ kræˈpoʊ, ˈkræp oʊ /
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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.
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Also called South American bullfrog.

Origin of crapaud

<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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British Dictionary definitions for crapaud

crapaud
/ (ˈkræpəʊ, ˈkrɑː-) /

noun
Caribbean a frog or toad

Word Origin for crapaud

from French: toad
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