Croup vs Croud - What's the difference?

croup | croud |


As nouns the difference between croup and croud

is that croup is the top of the rump of a horse or other quadruped while croud is obsolete form of lang=en.

As verbs the difference between croup and croud

is that croup is to croak, make a hoarse noise while croud is obsolete form of lang=en.

croup

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) croupe, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • The top of the rump of a horse or other quadruped.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • So light to the croup the fair lady he swung, / So light to the saddle before her he sprung.
  • * 1835 , Charles Frederick Partington, The British cyclop√¶dia of natural history
  • The guib [a kind of antelope] is of the mean dimensions, or four feet and a half in total length, and two and a half high at the shoulders, but rather higher at the croup .

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) croup, . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, outside, dialects) To croak, make a hoarse noise.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • (pathology) An infectious illness of the larynx, especially in young children, causing respiratory difficulty.
  • Derived terms
    * croupous * croupy

    croud

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Verb

    (en verb)