blouwildebeesoog

noun

blou·​wil·​de·​bees·​oog
ˈblau̇ˌvildəˌbāˌsȯḵ
plural -s
Africa
: a disease marked by exophthalmos, blindness, and frequently rupture of the eyeball occurring in sheep that come in contact with the gnu and probably due to an unidentified infective agent

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans, from blouwildebees brindled gnu + oog eye, from Middle Dutch ōghe; akin to Old English ēage eye

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“Blouwildebeesoog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blouwildebeesoog. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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