Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See bot.

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

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) See bots.

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

  • noun The disease caused by the maggots of the horse bot fly when they infect the stomach of a horse.
  • noun by extension Infection by gadfly maggots under the skin of cows, or by sheep maggots in the frontal sinus of sheep.

Etymologies

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Possibly a modification of Scottish Gaelic boiteag 'maggot'

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