from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Syphilis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plague or disease, especially syphilis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Disease, especially of a contagious kind.
- n. syphilis; -- called also Lues venerea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plague or pestilence: used with adjectives to designate various specific or contagious affections.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
New Latin luēs, from Latin, plague; see leu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lues ("plague"). (Wiktionary)