- congestion of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses.
Origin of lampas
1515–25; < Middle French: disease of horses, Old French: disease (of men) with great thirst as symptom
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Of these, Agaricus lampas, and some others, are found in Australia.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
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The dress is yellow moire antique, figured with a lampas pattern, reaching to the top.
Corn on the cob is commonly used for horses affected with "lampas."
It is a quite common opinion among owners of horses and stablemen that lampas is a disease that very frequently exists.
Lampas, lam′pas, n. a material of silk and wool used in upholstery.
- a swelling of the mucous membrane of the hard palate of horses
C16: from Old French; origin obscure
- an ornate damask-like cloth of cotton or silk and cotton, used in upholstery
C14 (a kind of crepe): probably from Middle Dutch lampers