Definition of surra in English:

surra

Pronunciation: /ˈso͝orə//ˈsərə/

noun

  • A parasitic disease of camels and other mammals caused by trypanosomes, transmitted by biting flies and occurring chiefly in North Africa and Asia.

    • ‘The infection in horses (called surra) and dogs is severe and probably uniformly fatal in the absence of adequate treatment.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Marathi sūra air breathed through the nostrils.

Pronunciation:

surra

/ˈso͝orə//ˈsərə/