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yaws, the disease
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- noun an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin, from French framboise, raspberry (from the appearance of the excrescence), from Old French, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
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