Meaning of POX in English

I. noun (plural ~ or ~es) Etymology: alteration of pocks, plural of pock Date: circa 1530 1. a virus disease (as chicken ~) characterized by pustules or eruptions, small~ , syphilis , a disastrous evil ; plague , curse , ~y adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1601 to infect with a ~ and especially with syphilis

Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster.      Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер.