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lampas

[lam-puh s] /ˈlæm pəs/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
congestion of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses.
Also, lampers.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Middle French: disease of horses, Old French: disease (of men) with great thirst as symptom
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British Dictionary definitions for lam-pases

lampas1

/ˈlæmpəs/
noun
1.
a swelling of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses
Word Origin
C16: from Old French; origin obscure

lampas2

/ˈlæmpəs/
noun
1.
an ornate damask-like cloth of cotton or silk and cotton, used in upholstery
Word Origin
C14 (a kind of crepe): probably from Middle Dutch lampers
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