roup

roup

1 [roop]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
any catarrhal inflammation of the eyes and nasal passages of poultry.

Origin:
1800–10; origin uncertain

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roup

2 [roop]
noun
hoarseness or huskiness.

Origin:
1575–85; probably imitative

roup

3 [roup]
noun, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
auction ( defs 1, 3 ).

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English roupen to cry, shout < Old Norse raupa to boast (or hrōpa to shout)

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roup1 (ruːp)
 
n
vet science any of various chronic respiratory diseases of birds, esp poultry
 
[C16: of unknown origin]
 
'roupy1
 
adj

roup2 (raʊp)
 
vb
1.  to sell by auction
 
n
2.  an auction
 
[C16 (originally: to shout): of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic raupa to boast]

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