from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a contagious disease of ruminants and swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; -- called also cattle plague, Russian cattle plague, and steppe murrain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An acute infectious disease of cattle, appearing occasionally among sheep, and communicable to other ruminants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
German : Rinder, genitive pl. of Rind, head of cattle, ox (from Middle High German rint, from Old High German hrind; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots) + Pest, plague (from Latin pestis).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Rinderpest ("cattle plague"). (Wiktionary)