Georgina River disease

noun
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Georgina River disease

from Georgina river, Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Georgina River disease

Dictionary Entries Near Georgina River disease

Georgina gidgee

Georgina River disease

geos

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Georgina River disease

Cite this Entry

“Georgina River disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Georgina%20River%20disease. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!