Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a name formerly applied to the smut of wheat; also, sometimes applied to the black rot of the grape, especially in France.
  • noun A little black spot or mark remaining after the large spot in the cavity of the corner-tooth of a horse is gone.
  • noun In pathology, anthrax; malignant pustule. See anthrax.

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

  • noun (Far.) A small black spot or mark remaining in the cavity of the corner tooth of a horse after the large spot or mark has become obliterated.
  • noun A very contagious and fatal disease of sheep, horses, and cattle. See Maligmant pustule.

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  • noun A small black spot or mark remaining in the cavity of the corner tooth of a horse after the large spot or mark has become obliterated.
  • noun A very contagious and fatal disease of sheep, horses, and cattle.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • Malignant pustule is a furuncle - or carbuncle-like lesion resulting from inoculation of the virus generated in animals suffering from splenic fever, or "charbon," and is accompanied by constitutional symptoms of more or less gravity.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Including the Syphilodermata Arranged in the Form of Questions and Answers Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine

  • It was Koch who in 1876 described with great clarity the life cycle of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis and completed the proof that it causes the disease that is known in German as Milzbrand (fiery spleen), in French as charbon (because of the blackened scab it makes on the skin), in Russian as Siberskaya yasva (Siberian ulcer), and in English as anthrax (from the Greek for coal).

    Inaccrochable

  • Ce qu'est le charbon à la braise et le bois au feu, l'homme colère l'est pour allumer des disputes.

    braise - French Word-A-Day

  • Ce qu'est le charbon à la braise et le bois au feu, l'homme colère l'est pour allumer des disputes.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • La Vendée et encore la Vendée, voilà le charbon politique qui dévore le cœur de la république française; c'est la qu'il faut frapper.

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  • Ce qu'est le charbon à la braise et le bois au feu, l'homme colère l'est pour allumer des disputes.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Ce qu'est le charbon à la braise et le bois au feu, l'homme colère l'est pour allumer des disputes.

    braise - French Word-A-Day

  • The parasitic nature of charbon was therefore absolutely demonstrated, first, by the constant presence of _Bacillus anthracis_ in the blood of anthracoid animals, and second, by the pure culture of the parasite and the inoculation of animals with charbon by means of it.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

  • But it is positively known that a person has been bitten by a fly, and has then exhibited all the symptoms of charbon, the place of the bite being the primary seat of the infection.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • It is on account of the absence of oxygen in the blood that the latter assumes the blackish-brown color that characterizes the malady, and that has given its name of _charbon_ (coal).

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

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