Definition of ked in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɛd/


A wingless louse fly, especially one that is a parasite of sheep.
  • Several species in the family Hippoboscidae, in particular the sheep ked (Melophagus ovinus).
Example sentences
  • Treatment for sheep ked is easily applied and is often the most effective following spring shearing.
  • The areas of the sheep that sheep ked are most commonly found on are the neck, shoulders and stomach.
  • It is the only deer ked currently found on white-tailed deer in the southeastern United States.


Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with ked

abed, ahead, bed, behead, Birkenhead, bled, bread, bred, coed, cred, crossbred, dead, dread, Ed, embed, Enzed, fed, fled, Fred, gainsaid, head, infrared, lead, led, Med, misled, misread, Ned, outspread, premed, pure-bred, read, red, redd, said, samoyed, shed, shred, sked, sled, sped, Spithead, spread, stead, ted, thread, tread, underbred, underfed, wed

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