crapaud

[kra-poh, krap-oh]
noun
  1. 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.

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
Also called South American bullfrog.
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crapaud

noun
  1. Caribbean a frog or toad

Word Origin for crapaud

from French: toad
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