Etymology
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craw (n.)

early 13c., craue "neck, throat," Old English *cræg "throat," from Proto-Germanic *krag- "throat" (source also of Middle Dutch craghe "neck, throat," Old High German chrago, German Kragen "collar, neck"), which is of obscure origin. From late 14c. as "crop or first stomach of a bird."

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Definitions of craw

craw (n.)
a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food;
Synonyms: crop
From wordnet.princeton.edu