from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An inflamed, tender swelling of a lymph node, especially in the area of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of certain infections, such as bubonic plague and syphilis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inflamed swelling of a lymph node, especially in the armpit or the groin, due to an infection such as bubonic plague, gonorrhea, tuberculosis or syphilis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inflammation, with enlargement, of a lymphatic gland, esp. in the groin, as in syphilis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially such as arises in the groin from venereal infection.
- n. A genus of large owls with conspicuous plumicorns, relatively small ear-aperture, incomplete facial disk, and feathered feet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
- n. a genus of Strigidae
Middle English, from Late Latin būbō, būbōn-, from Greek boubōn, groin, swelling.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin būbō, from Ancient Greek βουβών (boubōn, "groin, swelling"). (Wiktionary)