from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually fatal disease of sheep and goats, marked by chronic itching, loss of muscular coordination, and progressive degeneration of the central nervous system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A degenerative prion disease of sheep and goats that attacks the central nervous system.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fatal disease of sheep characterized by chronic itching and loss of muscular control and progressive degeneration of the central nervous system
From scrape (from the scraping of itching parts of the skin against objects).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From scrape + -ie. (Wiktionary)