Definition of Barcoo rot in English:
noun[mass noun] Australian informal
- Barcoo gave us Barcoo rot for a form of scurvy and the Darling River gave us Darling shower for a dust storm.
- There would not be too much Barcoo rot on this journey, and not too many would need to be carried on a stretcher like the explorer Stuart 140 years before.
- ‘Tropical ulcers’ are not the same as the veldt sore, desert sore, Barcoo rot, Castellani's ulcer, tropicaloid ulcer, sickle cell ulcer, Buruli ulcer, or myobacterial ulcer.
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