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roup

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[ roop ]
/ rup /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.

any catarrhal inflammation of the eyes and nasal passages of poultry.

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Origin of roup

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First recorded in 1800–10; origin uncertain

Definition for roup (2 of 3)

roup2
[ roop ]
/ rup /

noun

hoarseness or huskiness.

Origin of roup

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First recorded in 1575–85; probably imitative

Definition for roup (3 of 3)

roup3
[ roup ]
/ raʊp /

noun, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.

Origin of roup

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1250–1300; Middle English roupen to cry, shout <Old Norse raupa to boast (or hrōpa to shout)
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British Dictionary definitions for roup (1 of 2)

roup1
/ (ruːp) /

noun

vet science any of various chronic respiratory diseases of birds, esp poultry
roupy, adjective
C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for roup (2 of 2)

roup2
/ (raʊp) Scot and Northern English dialect /

verb (tr)

to sell by auction

noun

an auction
C16 (originally: to shout): of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic raupa to boast
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