red water

noun

Definition of red water 

: any of several cattle diseases (such as Texas fever) characterized by hematuria

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But the Telegraph reported that Lake Abaya has lately had a shortage of fish, and the crocodiles have become aggressive toward humans, who have little chance to spot them in the lake’s murky red waters. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A pastor performed a baptism in an Ethiopian lake. A crocodile killed him.," 5 June 2018 The next step was to put green and red water soluble dye in vents by the curbs of individual homes to follow the flow. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "At some Philly homes, toilets get flushed into the city's drinking water source. The underground detectives are on the case," 21 Mar. 2018 In 1911, during an expedition to the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor discovered something strange: a glacier gushing blood-red water. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Antarctica’s Blood Falls Helps Unravel the Inner Workings of Glaciers," 2 May 2017

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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red water

noun

Medical Definition of red water 

: any of several cattle diseases characterized by hematuria especially : any of several babesioses (as Texas fever) in which hemoglobin released by the destruction of red blood cells appears in the urine

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