tung-ziekte, noun

Forms:
Also tong-sikte, tongziekte.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch tongziekte, tong tongue + ziekte sickness.
obs., Pathology
blue tongue sense a.
1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. II. 79Another disease, the tong-sikte, is a prodigious swelling of the tongue, which then fills the whole mouth and throat; and the animal is every moment in danger of being choaked.
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. I. 209The Tung-ziekte is a disease of the cattle, in which vesicles or bladders break out on the tongue.
1809 J. Mackrill Diary. 64Tung-ziekte, A disease of Cattle, vesicles break out on the Tongue and discharge ichorous matter the farmers cure it by rubbing the Tongue with Salt.
blue tonguea.
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