craw


craw
craw [krô]
n.
[ME craue < OE * craga, akin to MLowG krage, MDu kraghe, Ger kragen, collar, orig., neck < IE base * gwer-, to swallow > L vorare, to devour]
1. the crop of a bird or insect
2. the stomach of any animal
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to stick in the craw or to stick in someone's craw
to be unacceptable or displeasing to someone

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
, (of a bird)


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