bou-, bu-

(Greek: cow, ox)

boulimia (s) (noun), boulimias (pl)
1 An abnormal and constant craving for food; hyperorexia.
2 A serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse; and is often accompanied by guilt and depression.
1. Relating to or characteristic of the countryside or country life; such as, a writer of bucolic poems.
2. A reference to shepherds: relating to or characteristic of shepherds, herdsmen, or flocks.
3. A reference to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
4. Etymology: from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos, "rustic", from boukolos, "herdsman", from bous, "cow" + -kolos, "tending", related to Latin colere, "to till (the ground), to cultivate, to dwell, to inhabit".
1. In Roman times, an ox skull that was carved in relief and was part of the decoration of a building.
2. A sculptured ornament, representing an ox skull adorned with wreaths, etc.
bugle (s) (noun), bugles (pl)
1. A brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares.
2. Any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover.
3. Etymology: an abbreviation of buglehorn, "drinking horn, hunting horn" (c.1300), from Old French bugle, "wild ox, buffalo", from Latin buculus, "heifer, young ox"; diminutive of bos, "ox, cow".
bugle (verb), bugles; bugled; bugling
To sing, cry, or to announce something in musical harmony.
bugler (s) (noun), buglers (pl)
Someone who plays a brass wind instrument which is somewhat shorter than a trumpet but is without keys or valves.
1. A disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting.
2. A syndrome in which the symptoms of both bulimia and anorexia nervosa are present, characterized by distorted body image, excessive weight loss, and use of forced vomiting to compensate for periods of binge eating.
bulimia (s) (noun), bulimias (pl)
1. A condition in which bouts of overeating are followed by undereating, use of laxatives, or self-induced vomiting.

It is associated with depression and anxiety about putting on weight.

2. An eating disorder, common especially among young women of normal or nearly normal weight, that is characterized by episodic binge eating and followed by feelings of guilt, depression, and self-condemnation.

It is often associated with measures taken to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, the use of laxatives, dieting, or fasting. Also called bulimarexia, bulimia nervosa.

3. An excessive or insatiable appetite.
1. A reference to, resembling, or affected by bulimia.
2. A person suffering from bulimia.
1. Anyone who has bulimia.
2. Someone who has a mental illness in which she, or he, eats uncontrollably and in large amounts, then vomits to remove the food.
bulimorexia, bulimia, boulimia
1. A ravenous or insatiable appetite for food.
2. An eating disorder marked by rapid consumption of large amounts of food, often of minimal nutritional value, in a short period of time.

Such eating, or binge eating, is typically episodic and recurrent, accompanied by an awareness that such overeating is abnormal, by fear that eating cannot be stopped voluntarily, and by a depressed mood and self-deprecating thoughts after each binge.

Each binge is usually terminated by abdominal pain, induced vomiting, or a social interruption of the secret eating pattern.

Related "bovine; cow, ox, bull" word units: bovo-; ox-; tauro-; vaccino-.