Chicken cholera
Chicken Chick"en, n. [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock; akin to LG. kiken, k["u]ken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G. k["u]chkein. See {Cock} the animal.] 1. A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl. [1913 Webster]

2. A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden; same as {spring chicken}. ``Stella is no chicken.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Chicken cholera}, a contagious disease of fowls; -- so called because first studied during the prevalence of a cholera epidemic in France. It has no resemblance to true cholera. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chicken cholera — Cholera Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicken cholera — noun : fowl cholera * * * Vet. Pathol. See fowl cholera. [1880 85] * * * chicken cholera, = fowl cholera. (Cf. ↑fowl cholera) …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken cholera — chick·en cholera chik ən n FOWL CHOLERA …   Medical dictionary

  • chicken cholera — Vet. Pathol. See fowl cholera. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • chicken cholera — an infectious form of pasteurellosis affecting fowls. → cholera …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cholera — Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic cholera}, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cholera bacillus — Cholera Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cholera infantum — Cholera Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cholera morbus — Cholera Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chicken — Chick en, n. [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock; akin to LG. kiken, k[ u]ken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G. k[ u]chkein. See {Cock} the animal.] 1. A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl. [1913 Webster] 2. A young person; a child; esp. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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