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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croup  \Croup\  (kr??p),  n.  [F.  croupe  hind  quarters,  croup,  rump, 
  of  German  or  Icel.  origin;  cf  Icel.  kryppa  hump;  akin  to 
  Icel.  kroppr  Cf  {Crop}.] 
  The  hinder  part  or  buttocks  of  certain  quadrupeds,  especially 
  of  a  horse;  hence  the  place  behind  the  saddle. 
 
  So  light  to  the  croup  the  fair  lady  he  swung,  So  light 
  to  the  saddle  before  her  he  sprung.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croup  \Croup\  (kr??p),  n.  [Scot.  croup,  cf  croup,  crowp,  to 
  croak,  to  cry  or  speak  with  a  hoarse  voice;  cf  also  LG 
  kropp,  G.  kropf  the  crop  or  craw  of  a  bird,  and  tumor  on  the 
  anterior  part  of  the  neck,  a  wen,  etc  Cf  {Crop}.]  (Med.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  croup 
  n  1:  a  disease  of  infants  and  young  children;  harsh  coughing  and 
  hoarseness  and  fever  and  difficult  breathing  [syn:  {spasmodic 
  laryngitis}] 
  2:  the  part  of  a  quadruped  that  corresponds  to  the  human 
  buttocks  [syn:  {hindquarters},  {croupe},  {rump}] 




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