from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An acute, now rare disease characterized by trembling, vomiting, and severe intestinal pain that affects individuals who eat dairy products or meat from a cow that has fed on white snakeroot.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A malignant disease, occurring in some parts of the United States, which affects certain kinds of farm stock, and also persons who eat the flesh or dairy products of cattle so infected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Veter., Med.) A peculiar malignant disease, occurring in parts of the western United States, and affecting certain kinds of farm stock (esp. cows), and persons using the meat or dairy products of infected cattle. Its chief symptoms in man are uncontrollable vomiting, obstinate constipation, pain, and muscular tremors. Its origin in cattle has been variously ascribed to the presence of certain plants in their food, and to polluted water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A condition, with
tremblingand vomiting, caused by ingestion of milk, meat, etc. from a cowthat has fed on white snakeroot, which contains the poison tremetol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun disease of livestock and especially cattle poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot
- noun caused by consuming milk from cattle suffering from trembles
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