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  1. cryptid(Noun)

    Any creature that may or may not exist. Sightings of various cryptids have been reported, but their reality has not been proved.

  2. Origin: From (English usage 1983; coined by John E. Wall in the ISC Newsletter).


  1. Cryptid

    In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, a cryptid is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is not recognized by scientific consensus. Well known examples include the Yeti in the Himalayas, the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, and Sasquatch in North America.

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