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frounce

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Pronunciation: /fraʊns
 
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Definition of frounce in English:

noun

[mass noun] Falconry
A form of trichomoniasis affecting hawks, resulting in a sore with a cheesy secretion in the mouth or throat.
Example sentences
  • Raptors may become infected by eating infected birds and in raptors, the disease is often called frounce.
  • The former also produce the disease known as canker in pigeons, or frounce in birds of prey, and are treated with anti-protozoal drugs.
  • Frounce is caused by a protozoan called Trichomonas which is frequently present in the crops of pigeons.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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