Definitions

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  • n. A French person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A toad.
  • n. As a proper name, Johnny Crapaud, or Crapaud, a nickname for a Frenchman.
  • n. large toothed frog of South and Central America (Leptodactylus pentadactylus) resembling the bullfrog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At least it has a certain je ne sais quoi, n'est-ce pas, mon petit crapaud?

    Margaret Atwood | Underbrush Man

  • Except for a brief but pithy description of how to make secret du crapaud, a particularly vile poison made from a toad, that was taken almost entirely from primary sources, this was one of the dullest and most pedantic books I have ever read.

    An open letter to academia

  • On peut tourner en partie la difficulté en prenant un autre animal dont les petits sont des tétards: le crapaud!

    en français

  • J'aimerais mieux être un crapaud et vivre des vapeurs d'un cachot que de laisser un coin de l'être que j'aime à l'usage d'autrui.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Comme toute bonne sorcière, Carmen possède son crapaud, Jules, et son chat noir, Grison.

    Carmen : The Last Witch

  • * References: boulanger (ère) mf = baker; pantalon (m) = pants; le crapaud (m) = toad; le vêtement de nuit (m) = pajamas; Vous voulez qu'on vous livre le pain, madame?

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Beneath each crapaud* is the phrase "Toadily Cool!"

    French Word-A-Day:

  • *References: boulanger(ère) mf = baker; pantalon (m) = pants; le crapaud (m) = toad; le vêtement de nuit (m) = pajamas; Vous voulez qu'on vous livre le pain, madame?

    livraison - French Word-A-Day

  • The liquid venin de crapaud, derived from the distilled body fluids of toads killed with arsenic, would bring death in a few hours.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Marcel had recognized two varieties of fish—the fou-fou, which was Diodon hystrix, and the crapaud de mer, or sea toad, which was Sphoeroides testudineus.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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