1 a person or thing that annoys, esp. by imposing itself when it is not wanted; nuisance
a any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land
b (as modifier)
3 Rare an epidemic disease or pestilence (C16: from Latin pestis plague, of obscure origin)
1 an acute and usually fatal viral disease of domestic fowl, characterized by refusal to eat, high temperature, and discoloration of the comb and wattles
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