Definition of variole in English:

variole

noun

  • 1Medicine= "variola". Now rare.

  • 2Geology. Any of the spherular crystalline inclusions of a variolite.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From (i) Middle French, French variole.

Pronunciation

variole

/ˈvɛːrɪəʊl/