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1. The throat.

2. a diseased condition of the udders of cows, etc, arising from an inflammation of the mammary glands.

3. a distemper in hogs, indicated by staggering and loss of appetite.

4. (Science: botany) see poke.

Origin: oe. Garget, gargate, throat, OF. Gargate. Cf. Gorge. The etymol. Of senses 2, 3,