gapy

gapes

[geyps, gaps]
noun (used with a singular verb)
1.
Veterinary Pathology. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms.
2.
a fit of yawning.

Origin:
see gape, -s3

gapy, adjective
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gapes (ɡeɪps)
 
n
1.  a disease of young domestic fowl, characterized by gaping or gasping for breath and caused by parasitic worms (gapeworms)
2.  informal a fit of yawning
 
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adj

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gape
early 13c., from O.N. gapa "to open the mouth, gape," common W.Gmc. (cf. M.Du. gapen, Ger. gaffen), of unknown origin. Related: Gaped; gaping.
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