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[lam-puh s]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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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lampers (ˈlæmpəz)

  1. a swelling of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French; origin obscure


  1. an ornate damask-like cloth of cotton or silk and cotton, used in upholstery
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Word Origin

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