noun Medicine/Medical.
a chapped or ulcerated chilblain, especially on the heel.

1350–1400; Middle English kybe, perhaps < Welsh cibi Unabridged
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kibe (kaɪb)
a chilblain, esp an ulcerated one on the heel
[C14: probably from Welsh cibi, of obscure origin]

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kibe (kīb)
A chapped or inflamed area on the skin, especially on the heel, due to exposure to cold.

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