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

  • n. See yaws.

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  • n. yaws, the disease

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  • n. an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions

Etymologies

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-1 in Indo-European roots.

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