Definitions

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  • n. A disease of animals, especially horses, based in the glands under the ear, where a tumour is formed which sometimes ends in suppuration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease of brute animals, especially of horses, seated in the glands under the ear, where a tumor is formed which sometimes ends in suppuration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A disease of animals, particularly of horses, and more especially of young horses at grass, located in the glands under the ear, where a tumor is formed which sometimes ends in suppuration.

Etymologies

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Old French vives, French avives (compare Spanish abivas), from Arabic.

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