Anbury

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anbury A disease of the roots of turnips, etc.; -- called also fingers and toes.
    • Anbury (Far) A soft tumor or bloody wart on horses or oxen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anbury A swelling, full of blood and soft to the touch, peculiar to horses and cattle. Club-root, a sort of gall or excrescence in some plants of the natural order Cruciferæ, and chiefly in the turnip, produced by a puncture made by the ovipositor of an insect for the deposition of its eggs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anbury an′bėr-i a disease in turnips, produced by one of the slime-fungi, and usually the result of improper cultivation. It is often confounded with Finger-and-toe (dactylorhiza), which is rather a degeneration of the plant than a disease, the bulb branching out into a number of taproots, while the skin remains unbroken. Anbury causes a scabbed and broken skin, and tubercular growths on the roots and at the base of the bulb.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ampre, ompre, a crooked swelling vein: cf. Prov. E. amper, a tumor with inflammation. Cf. the first syllable in agnail, and berry, a fruit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Often explained as a disguised form of A.S. ampre, a crooked swelling vein; more probably, a variant of anbury = angberry, A.S. ang-, pain, as in ang-nail.

Usage

In literature:

Hugh Jones, Anbury, Fithian and other Eighteenth century writers all confirm this testimony.
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
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