Variant of grease
- melted animal fat
- any thick, oily substance or lubricant, esp. the substance that is put on the moving parts of automobiles and other machines to make them run smoothly
- an inflammation of the skin of a horse's fetlock or pastern characterized by cracked skin and an oily dischargealso grease heel
- the oily substance in uncleaned wool; suint
- an uncleaned fleecealso grease wool
Origin: Middle English gresse from Old French craisse from Vulgar Latin an unverified form crassia from Classical Latin crassus, fat, thick: see crass
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