Russian cattle plague


Russian cattle plague
Rinderpest Rin"der*pest (r[i^]n"d[~e]r*p[e^]st), n. [G., fr. rind, pl. rinder, cattle + pest pest, plague.] A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; -- called also {cattle plague}, {Russian cattle plague}, and {steppe murrain}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.