murrain

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noun mur·rain \ˈmər-ən, ˈmə-rən\

Definition of murrain

  1. :  a pestilence or plague especially affecting domestic animals

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Origin and Etymology of murrain

Middle English moreyne, from Anglo-French morine, from morir to die, from Latin mori — more at murder


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