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NOUN (1)

1. highly infectious virus disease of swine;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hog \Hog\ (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis, Hogget, and Hoggerel.] 1. (Zool.) A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera of Suid[ae]; esp., the domesticated varieties of Sus scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker; specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow. [1913 Webster] Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern Europe, are thought to have been derived from Sus Indicus. [1913 Webster] 2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.] [1913 Webster] 3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water. --Totten. [1913 Webster] 5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made. [1913 Webster] Bush hog, Ground hog, etc.. See under Bush, Ground, etc. Hog caterpillar (Zool.), the larva of the green grapevine sphinx; -- so called because the head and first three segments are much smaller than those behind them, so as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See Hawk moth. Hog cholera, an epidemic contagious fever of swine, attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. --Law (Farmer's Veter. Adviser.) Hog deer (Zool.), the axis deer. Hog gum (Bot.), West Indian tree (Symphonia globulifera), yielding an aromatic gum. Hog of wool, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep of the second year. Hog peanut (Bot.), a kind of earth pea. Hog plum (Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias (Spondias lutea), with fruit somewhat resembling plums, but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies. Hog's bean (Bot.), the plant henbane. Hog's bread.(Bot.) See Sow bread. Hog's fennel. (Bot.) See under Fennel. Mexican hog (Zool.), the peccary. Water hog. (Zool.) See Capybara. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cholera \Chol"er*a\, n. [L., a bilious disease. See Choler.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] Asiatic cholera, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease, originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps, pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of reaction of fever. Cholera bacillus. See Comma bacillus. Cholera infantum, a dangerous summer disease, of infants, caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and especially fatal in large cities. Cholera morbus, a disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance. Chicken cholera. See under Chicken. Hog cholera. See under Hog. Sporadic cholera, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely becoming epidemic. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hog cholera n 1: highly infectious virus disease of swine