Definition of moor-evil in English:

moor-evil

noun

dialect, historical Scottish, British
  • Disease seen in livestock grazing on moorland, or attributed to this; (probably) specifically moor-ill and wood-evil.

Pronunciation

moor-evil

/ˈmʊəriːvəl/ /ˈmɔːriːvəl/

Origin

Early 17th century. From moor + evil. Compare earlier wood-evil, moor-ill.