croup

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Croup \Croup\ (kr[=oo]p), noun [F. croupe hind quarters, croup, rump, of German or Icel. origin; cf. Icel. kryppa hump; akin to Icel. kroppr. Cf. {Crop}.] The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle.

So light to the croup the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung. --Sir W. Scott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Croup \Croup\ (kr[=oo]p), noun [Scot. croup, cf. croup, crowp, to croak, to cry or speak with a hoarse voice; cf. also LG. kropp, G. kropf, the crop or craw of a bird, and tumor on the anterior part of the neck, a wen, etc. Cf. {Crop}.] (Med.) An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also called {membranous croup}). See {False croup}, under {False}, and {Diphtheria}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

croup

noun

1: a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing [syn: {croup}, {spasmodic laryngitis}]

2: the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks [syn: {hindquarters}, {croup}, {croupe}, {rump}]


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