from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several chronic skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To eat.
- n. A skin-disease or cutaneous affection of brutes, as the dog, horse, cattle, etc., resembling the itch, and caused by the presence in the skin of various acarines, especially the mange-mite. The term is loosely extended to some similar affections, whether or not of parasitic origin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
Middle English manjeue, from Old French manjue, from mangier, to eat; see manger.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English manjewe, manjeue, from Old French manjue, derived from mangier ("to eat") (modern French manger ("to eat")), from Latin manducare (Wiktionary)