Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any disease of the tonsils, throat, or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any disease of the tonsils, throat, or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty of breathing and swallowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of various diseases of the throat or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty of breathing and swallowing, as cynanche parotid├Ža, tonsillaris, trachealis, etc.

Etymologies

Latin, from Ancient Greek a dog's collar, a bad kind of sore throat. Compare quinsy. (Wiktionary)

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