from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A highly contagious tropical disease that chiefly affects children, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue and characterized by raspberrylike sores, especially on the hands, feet, and face. Also called frambesia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A contagious tropical disease, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, which often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries.
- n. Plural form of yaw.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yaw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as frambœsia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contagious disease of the skin, endemic in many tropical regions: same as frambœsia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
From American Spanish yaya, sore, from Carib yaya, disease.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)