botts

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly a modification of Scottish Gaelic boiteag 'maggot'

Noun[edit]

botts (uncountable)

  1. The disease caused by the maggots of the horse bot fly when they infect the stomach of a horse.
  2. (by extension) Infection by gadfly maggots under the skin of cows, or by sheep maggots in the frontal sinus of sheep.

Usage notes[edit]

The noun is usually used in the plural with the definite article. ("The botts")

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