Pink eye

Pink eye
Pink Pink, a. Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th {Pink}, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons. [1913 Webster]

{Pink eye} (Med.), a popular name for an epidemic variety of ophthalmia, associated with early and marked redness of the eyeball.

{Pink salt} (Chem. & Dyeing), the double chlorides of (stannic) tin and ammonium, formerly much used as a mordant for madder and cochineal.

{Pink saucer}, a small saucer, the inner surface of which is covered with a pink pigment. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pink-eye — pinkˈ eye noun 1. Acute contagious conjunctivitis 2. An acute contagious infection in horses due to a filterable virus, the eye sometimes becoming somewhat red 3. A red discoloration in salt fish, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑pink …   Useful english dictionary

  • pink|eye — «PIHNGK Y», noun. 1. a contagious disease that causes inflammation and soreness of the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the eyeball. It is an acute form of conjunctivitis. 2. any form of conjunctivitis. ╂[American English, taken as < …   Useful english dictionary

  • pink-eye — I. /ˈpɪŋk aɪ/ (say pingk uy), /ˈpɪŋki/ (say pingkee) Chiefly WA –noun 1. → walkabout (def. 1). 2. a holiday. –verb (i) 3. to go on a holiday. Also, pink hi, pinki. {Australian Aboriginal; Yindjibarndi ping kayi, from pingka hunting} II. /ˈpɪŋk… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pink eye — /ˈpɪŋk aɪ/ (say pingk uy) noun 1. Also, pink eyed duck. (formerly) the pink eared duck. 2. → pink bells. 3. → pinkeye …   Australian English dictionary

  • pink eye — Synonyms and related words: amaurosis, blepharitis, cataract, choroiditis, conjunctivitis, cross eye, defective vision, detached retina, esotropia, eye defect, glaucoma, gutta serena, iritis, keratitis, optic neuritis, retinoblastoma, sty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Pink Eye — …   Википедия

  • pink eye — see conjunctivitis * * * 1. acute contagious conjunctivitis. 2. infectious keratoconjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Pink-eye — (obsolete) 1. cheap alcoholic liquor; 2. drinking bout …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • pink-eye — Australian Slang (obsolete) 1. cheap alcoholic liquor; 2. drinking bout …   English dialects glossary

  • pink-eye — noun 1》 a viral disease of horses, symptoms of which include fever, abortion, and redness of the eyes. 2》 conjunctivitis in humans and some livestock …   English new terms dictionary

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