Definition of ked in English:

ked

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Pronunciation: /kɛd
 
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noun

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)
More 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.

Origin

late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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