CROUP, CROOP, n. 1. The rump of a fowl; the buttocks of a horse, or extremity of the reins above the hips.2. [See Croop.] The cynanche trachealis, a disease of the throat.
CROUP, n.1 [Fr. croupe, a ridge, top, buttocks; Sp. grupa; Port. garupa; It. groppa; W. crib; Russ. krivei, crooked; krivlyu, to bend.]
The rump of a fowl; the buttocks of a horse, or extremity of the reins above the hips.
CROUP, n.2 [Scot. croup, crope, crupe, crowp, to croak, to cry or speak with a hoarse voice; Goth. hropyan; Sax. hreopan, to call out.]
The disease called technically cynanche trachealis, an inflammatory affection of the trachea, accompanied with a hoarse cough and difficult respiration. It is vulgarly called rattles.
- The hinder part or
buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the
place behind the saddle.
- An inflammatory affection of the larynx or
trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous,
difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with
the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also
called membranous croup). See False croup, under
False, and Diphtheria.