from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic form of glanders that affects chiefly the skin and superficial lymph vessels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A contagious disease of horses, resembling glanders.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease of horses; a form of equinia. See equinia.
Middle English farsi, farsin, from Old French farcin, from Latin farcīmen, sausage, from farcīre, to stuff.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French farcin; compare Latin farciminum a disease of horses, from farcire. See farce. (Wiktionary)