Don’t look it up. Admit it–you didn’t know what the word meant, either. The photo below the fold is a clue, but do not jump to the wrong conclusion. Then go here to see what it means, and to see some famous examples (I’d already heard of most of them).
I gotta that admit I think cryptids are cool. I would like to take a year off and go find one. Hmmm. Perhaps we need our own “shoe leather reporting fund” here at Smash Mouth?