Elizabethan collar

noun

Definition of Elizabethan collar

1 : 2ruff 1
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

noun Eliz·a·be·than collar \ i-ˌliz-ə-ˌbē-thən- \

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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