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dronksiekte, noun

Forms:
Formerly also dronk siekta, dronkziekte.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch dronkziekte), dronk drunk + siekte disease, sickness.
Pathology
An illness of livestock caused by the ingestion of any of several poisonous plants, and characterized by loss of coordination, staggering, and shivering. See also dronkgras.
1896 [see dronkgras].
1981 J. Vahrmeijer Poisonous Plants of Sn Afr. 26Equisetum usually occurs in damp places, near water...Poisoning, especially in mules and horses, is known variously as bewerasiesiekte, drilsiekte, dronksiekte or shivers.
An illness of livestock caused by the ingestion of any of several poisonous plants, and characterized by loss of coordination, staggering, and shivering.

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