murrain
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmʌɹɪn/
Noun

murrain

  1. (archaic) Plague, infectious disease, pestilence.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.iii:
      For heauen it selfe shall their successe enuy, / And them with plagues and murrins pestilent / Consume, till all their warlike puissaunce be spent.
  2. (now chiefly historical, veterinary medicine) Any of several highly infectious diseases of cattle such as anthrax.
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