from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infectious disease of poultry and pigeons characterized by inflammation of and mucous discharge from the mouth and eyes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cry or shout
- v. To sell by auction.
- n. An outcry.
- n. A sale of goods by auction.
- n. An infectious disease of poultry caused by Trichomonas gallinae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To cry or shout; hence, to sell by auction.
- n. An outcry; hence, a sale of gods by auction.
- n. A disease in poultry. See Pip.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as roop.
- To sell by outcry for bids; sell at public auction; auction.
- n. A sale of goods by outcry; a public auction.
- n. An infectious disease of the respiratory passages of poultry, closely similar in character and origin to catarrh in man, but more virulent and rapid in its progress, and very commonly fatal.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly from Old English hrōpan ("to cry out"), compare German rufen. (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)