1. The throat.

2. A diseased condition of the udders of cows, etc, arising from an inflammation of the mammary glands.

3. A distemper in hogs, indicated by staggering and loss of appetite.

4. <botany> See Poke.

Origin: OE. Garget, gargate, throat, OF. Gargate. Cf. Gorge. The etymol. Of senses 2, 3, & 4 is not certain.

(01 Mar 1998)

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