from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An often fatal infectious disease of domestic animals, especially horses, caused by the trypanosome (Trypanosoma evansi) and usually transmitted by biting insects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A malarial disease of horses in India, characterized by the presence of monad-like bodies in the blood.
Marathi sūra, sound of heavy breathing through nostrils, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)