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  • n. The crop, or craw, of birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The crop, or craw, of birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a crop, craw, or some other dilatation of the digestive tube situated in advance of the true stomach or digestive cavity proper.
  • n. In mammalogy, the paunch or rumen of a ruminant.
  • n. In entomology, an expansion of the esophagus forming a kind of preliminary stomach or crop, before the proventriculus. In many haustellate insects it is transformed into an expansible sucking-stomach, and in some groups it is wanting. The ingluvies lies in the posterior part of the thorax or partly in the abdomen. See cut under Blattidæ.

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