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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inflammatory swelling or sore; a bulla, pustule, or blister.
  • n. A bladder growing on the root of the tongue of a horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pustule; a blotch; a blister.
  • n. A bubble of water.
  • n. In farriery, a bladder growing on the root of the tongue against the windpipe, and tending to cause suffocation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inflammatory swelling or sore

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English blegen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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