(Greek: cow, ox)
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.
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".
2. A sculptured ornament, representing an ox skull adorned with wreaths, etc.
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".
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.
It is associated with depression and anxiety about putting on weight.
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.
2. A person suffering from 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.
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.