Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind. [1913 Webster]

2. (Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences. [1913 Webster]

{Grease bush}. (Bot.) Same as {Grease wood} (below).

{Grease moth} (Zo["o]l.), a pyralid moth ({Aglossa pinguinalis}) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.

{Grease wood} (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat prickly shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) of the Spinach family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other plants of the same family, as several species of {Atriplex} and {Obione}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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