Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pustule; a blotch; a blister.
  • noun A bubble of water.
  • noun In farriery, a bladder growing on the root of the tongue against the windpipe, and tending to cause suffocation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An inflammatory swelling or sore; a bulla, pustule, or blister.
  • noun (Far.) A bladder growing on the root of the tongue of a horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an inflammatory swelling or sore

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English blegen.]

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