plural -s
: 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


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

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“Blouwildebeesoog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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