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bots

[ bots ]

noun

, (used with a plural verb)
  1. a disease affecting various mammals, especially horses, caused by the attachment of the parasitic larvae of botflies to the stomach of the host.


bots

/ bɒts /

noun

  1. functioning as singular a digestive disease of horses and some other animals caused by the presence of botfly larvae in the stomach


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bots1

First recorded in 1780–90; plural of bot 2; -s 3
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Example Sentences

You will be able to manually add more people from your organization by clicking the Add people & bots button at the top of the chat window.

One of Orson Pratt's horses is very sick, supposed to be the bots.

The committee also say that mules are not subject to such ailments as horses--spavin, glanders, ringbone, and bots.

Cows do die of bots sometimes hereabouts, after trespassing; but then you know they also die of a surfeit of wet clover.

The most important of these are bots and other larv or maggots of various flies (Diptera).

Mr Charles Danford presented me with several bots from an ibex.

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