lampas

[ lam-puh s ]
/ ˈlæm pəs /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

congestion of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses.

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Also lampers.

Origin of lampas

1515–25; < Middle French: disease of horses, Old French: disease (of men) with great thirst as symptom
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British Dictionary definitions for lampas (1 of 2)

lampas1

lampers (ˈlæmpəz)

/ (ˈlæmpəs) /

noun

a swelling of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses

Word Origin for lampas

C16: from Old French; origin obscure

British Dictionary definitions for lampas (2 of 2)

lampas2
/ (ˈlæmpəs) /

noun

an ornate damask-like cloth of cotton or silk and cotton, used in upholstery

Word Origin for lampas

C14 (a kind of crepe): probably from Middle Dutch lampers
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