croup /ˈkrup/ 名詞
Croup n. The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle.
So light to the croup the fair lady he swung,
So light to the saddle before her he sprung. --Sir W. Scott.
Croup n. Med. An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also called membranous croup). See False croup, under False, and Diphtheria.
n 1: a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and
hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing [syn: spasmodic
2: the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human
buttocks [syn: hindquarters, croupe, rump]