Georgina River disease

variants: or less commonly Georgina disease

Definition of Georgina River disease

: a severe intoxication of Australian sheep and cattle due to ingestion of poisonous plant material believed to be the seeds of Georgina gidgee

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History and Etymology for Georgina River disease

from Georgina river, Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia

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“Georgina River disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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