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roup1

[roop] /rup/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
any catarrhal inflammation of the eyes and nasal passages of poultry.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; origin uncertain

roup2

[roop] /rup/
noun
1.
hoarseness or huskiness.
Origin
1575-85; probably imitative

roup3

[roup] /raʊp/
noun, verb (used with object), Scot. and North England
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for roup

roup1

/ruːp/
noun
1.
(vet science) any of various chronic respiratory diseases of birds, esp poultry
Derived Forms
roupy, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

roup2

/raʊp/
verb (transitive)
1.
to sell by auction
noun
2.
an auction
Word Origin
C16 (originally: to shout): of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic raupa to boast
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