malanders

malanders

[mal-uhn-derz]
noun (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
a dry, scabby or scurfy eruption or scratch behind the knee in a horse's foreleg.
Compare sallenders.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English malaunder < Middle French malander < Latin malandria blister on a horse's neck; see -s3

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malanders, mallanders or mallenders (ˈmæləndəz)
 
pl n
(functioning as singular) a disease of horses characterized by an eczematous inflammation behind the knee
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin malandria sore on the neck of a horse]
 
mallanders, mallanders or mallenders
 
pl n
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin malandria sore on the neck of a horse]
 
mallenders, mallanders or mallenders
 
pl n
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin malandria sore on the neck of a horse]

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