[kwin-zee] /ˈkwɪn zi/
a suppurative inflammation of the tonsils; suppurative tonsillitis; tonsillar abscess.
inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues with the formation of abscesses
“severe sore throat,” late 14c., qwinaci, from Old French quinancie (Modern French esquinacie), from Late Latin cynanche, from Greek kynankhe “sore throat,” also “dog collar,” literally “dog-choking,” from kyon (genitive kynos) “dog” (see canine) + ankhein “to strangle,” cognate with Latin angere (see anger (v.)).
quinsy quin·sy (kwĭn’zē)
See peritonsillar abscess.
[kwint, kint] /kwɪnt, kɪnt/ noun 1. an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals. 2. Piquet. a sequence of five cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, jack, and ten (quint major) or a king, queen, jack, ten, and nine (quint minor) [kwint] /kwɪnt/ noun, Informal. 1. a quintuplet. […]
[Spanish keen-tah; Portuguese keen-tah, -tuh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑ; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑ, -tə/ noun, plural quintas [Spanish keen-tahs; Portuguese keen-tahs, -tuh sh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑs; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑs, -təʃ/ (Show IPA). Spanish, Portuguese. 1. an inn, especially one in the countryside. /ˈkɪntə/ noun 1. (winemaking) a Portuguese vineyard where grapes for wine or port are grown […]
[kwin-tl] /ˈkwɪn tl/ noun 1. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds). 2. . /ˈkwɪntəl/ noun 1. a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds 2. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms n. “a weight of a hundred pounds,” c.1400, from Old French quintal “hundredweight,” and directly from Medieval […]
[kwin-tn] /ˈkwɪn tn/ noun 1. an object mounted on a post or attached to a movable crossbar mounted on a post, used as a target in the medieval sport of tilting. 2. the sport of tilting at a quintain. /ˈkwɪntɪn/ noun (esp in medieval Europe) 1. a post or target set up for tilting exercises […]