- 1infection of the mouth and throat by a yeastlike fungus, causing whitish patches. Also called candidiasis.
- The fungus belongs to the genus Candida, subdivision Deuteromycotina, in particular C. albicans
- 2a chronic condition affecting the frog of a horse’s foot, causing the accumulation of a dark, foul-smelling substance. Also called canker.
mid 17th century: origin uncertain; 2sense 1) in Oxford Dictionaries (US English)">2sense 1 possibly related to Swedish torsk and Danish troske; 2sense 2) in Oxford Dictionaries (US English)">2sense 2 perhaps from dialect frush in the same sense, perhaps from Old French fourchette 'frog of a horse's hoof'