Definition of Barcoo sore in English:

Barcoo sore

noun

Australian
informal
  • An ulcer characteristic of Barcoo rot:

    ‘I had one hard Barcoo sore on my right hand to begin with’
    • ‘His arm in a sling and he's full of Barcoo sores.’
    • ‘Sudden changes in temperature made any “Barcoo” sores most painful.’
    • ‘My legs were covered with barcoo sores that would not heal.’
    • ‘He supposes subclinical infections to be the cause, also considering in this respect skin affections as 'Barcoo sore', and 'desert sore'.’
    • ‘If this plant is included in a man's diet for a week, barcoo sores will heal and all trace of the disease will vanish.’