(Croup) n. [Scot. croup, cf. croup, crowp, to croak, to cry or speak with a hoarse voice; cf.
also LG. kropp, G. kropf, the crop or craw of a bird, and tumor on the anterior part of the neck, a wen,
etc. Cf. Crop.] (Med.) An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse,
ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development
of a false membrane in the air passages (also called membranous croup). See False croup, under
False, and Diphtheria.
(Crou*pade") n. [F., fr. croupe hind quarters.] (Man.) A leap in which the horse pulls up
his hind legs toward his belly.
(Croup"al) a. Croupy.
(Croup"er) n. See Crupper.
(Crou"pi*er) n. [F.; prop., one who sits on the croup, and hence, in the second place; an assistant.
See 1st Croup.]
1. One who presides at a gaming table and collects the stakes.
2. One who, at a public dinner party, sits at the lower end of the table as assistant chairman.
Croupous pneumonia, pneumonia attended with deposition of fibrinous matter in the air vesicles of
the lungs; ordinary acute pneumonia.
(Croup"ous) a. (Med.) Relating to or resembling croup; especially, attended with the formation
of a deposit or membrane like that found in membranous croup; as, croupous laryngitis.
(Croup"y) a. Of or pertaining to croup; resembling or indicating croup; as, a croupy cough.
(Crouse) a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Brisk; lively; bold; self-complacent. [Scot.] Burns.
(||Crou`stade") n. [F., fr. crote a crust, OF. crouste.] (Cookery) Bread baked in a mold,
and scooped out, to serve minces upon. Bishop.
(Crout) n. [G. kraut.] See Sourkrout.
(||Crou`ton") n. [F. croton, fr. crote a crust.] (Cookery) Bread cut in various forms, and fried
lightly in butter or oil, to garnish hashes, etc.
(Crow) v. i. [imp. Crew (kr&udd) or Crowed (krod); p. p. Crown Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowing.]
[AS. crawan; akin to D. kraijen, G. krähen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. &radic24. Cf. Crake.]
1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance. "The cock had
The morning cock crew loud.
2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
The sweetest little maid, To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
That ever crowed for kisses.
Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem.