Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Epidemic influenza.

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

  • noun (Med.) The influenza or epidemic catarrh.

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  • noun pathology Influenza, the flu (Wikipedia).

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  • noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, claw, quarrel, from gripper, to seize, grasp, from Frankish *grīpan.]

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18th century. French From gripper ("to seize"), of Germanic origin; German greifen ("to grip")

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