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- Pus; a purulent discharge. Also figurative. Now Jamaican (in forms quitta, quitter).

- Suppurative inflammation of the cartilage of the third phalanx of a horse's foot, usually with a discharging fistula at the coronet; a fistula of this nature.


Middle English; earliest use found in St. Edmund Rich. From Anglo-Norman quiture, quyture, quitur pus, specific use of Anglo-Norman and Old French quiture, Old French, Middle French cuiture cauterization, burn mark, burning, itching (as caused by a wound or sore) (13th cent or earlier in Anglo-Norman), act of cooking from cuit-, past participial stem of cuire to cook, boil down, to ferment + -ure

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