[ blak-tuhng ]

nounVeterinary Pathology.
  1. canine pellagra.

Origin of blacktongue

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; black + tongue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blacktongue in a sentence

  • And he's got a black tongue, just like a pure breed Alderney cow.

    Jack, the Young Ranchman | George Bird Grinnell
  • But the kennels of the man-hunting dogs were ravaged by the black tongue, soon after the ending of the Civil War.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge | Waldron Baily
  • The wolfdog sprawls on his back, wriggling obscenely with begging paws, his long black tongue lolling out.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • We had a parrot, and I could take him and hug him, and touch his black tongue, and do anything I wanted to him.

  • Then the cattle and game began to die of thirst, and of some awful disease called “black tongue.”

    All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr