any catarrhal inflammation of the eyes and nasal passages of poultry.
Other definitions for roup (2 of 3)
hoarseness or huskiness.
Other definitions for roup (3 of 3)
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How to use roup in a sentence
The more usual words in old English were outcry, outrope (still familiar in Scotland as roup, cf. German ruf) and port sale.Prices of Books | Henry B. Wheatley
They were disposed of often by public roup in this county, or driven to the southern markets.Cattle and Cattle-breeders | William M'Combie
In "sour weather," when colds may be expected to appear, use Pratts roup Remedy in the drinking water.
A sure preventive and cure for roup, colds, canker, catarrh and similar diseases.
Keeps show birds in condition and prevents colds, roup and liver trouble.
British Dictionary definitions for roup (1 of 2)
vet science any of various chronic respiratory diseases of birds, esp poultry
- roupy, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for roup (2 of 2)
to sell by auction
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