- any of various infectious diseases of cattle
- Archaic a pestilence; plague
Origin of murrainMiddle English moreine ; from Old French morine ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form morire, to die ; from Classical Latin mori: see mortal
- Any of various highly infectious diseases of cattle, as anthrax.
- Obsolete A pestilence or dire disease.
Origin of murrainMiddle English moreine, from Old French morine, from Medieval Latin morina, from Latin mor&imacron;, to die; see mer- in Indo-European roots.