Definition of rinderpest noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rinderpest

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈrɪndəpest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪndərpest//
 
[uncountable]
 
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an infectious disease that affects cows and similar animals Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German, from Rinder ‘cattle’ + Pest ‘plague’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rinderpest