Elizabethan collar

noun

Definition of Elizabethan collar

2 : a typically cone-shaped veterinary device of stiff material (such as plastic) placed about the neck of an animal and usually a cat or dog to prevent it from licking, biting, or scratching a wound or injury or to stop obsessive licking or grooming

called also e-collar

First Known Use of Elizabethan collar

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Elizabethan collar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elizabethan%20collar. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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Elizabethan collar

noun
Eliz·​a·​be·​than collar | \ i-ˌliz-ə-ˌbē-thən- How to pronounce Elizabethan collar (audio) \

Medical Definition of Elizabethan collar

: a typically cone-shaped veterinary device of stiff material (such as plastic) placed about the neck of an animal and usually a cat or dog to prevent it from licking, biting, or scratching a wound or injury or to stop obsessive licking or grooming

called also e-collar

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