- the crop of a bird or insect
- the stomach of any animal
Origin of crawMiddle English craue ; from Old English an unverified form craga, akin to Middle Low German krage, Middle Dutch kraghe, German kragen, collar, origin, originally , neck ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwer-, to swallow from source Classical Latin vorare, to devour
to stick in the craw
- The crop of a bird or insect.
- The stomach of an animal.
Origin of crawMiddle English crawe.
(third-person singular simple present craws, present participle crawing, simple past and past participle crawed)
Akin to Middle Low German krage (“neck, collar”) (whence Danish krave and German Kragen (“collar”))