ground itch

  1. a disease of the skin of the feet, caused by penetration of hookworm larvae, characterized by a blisterlike eruption and itching.

Origin of ground itch

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

Words Nearby ground itch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ground itch in a sentence

  • When this happens the parasite, in passing through the skin, produces the disease known as “ground-itch.”

    Health on the Farm | H. F. Harris
  • In foul foot, or ground itch, of cattle, the inflammation of the skin and toes usually affects but one foot.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle | U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • It is their entrance through the skin that causes ground itch or dew itch.

    Health Lessons | Alvin Davison