- 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”))