black death


black death

noun, often capitalized B&D

Definition of BLACK DEATH

1
:  plague 2b
2
:  a severe epidemic of plague and especially bubonic plague that occurred in Asia and Europe in the 14th century

Origin of BLACK DEATH

from the black patches formed on the skin of its victims
First Known Use: 1758

black death

noun , often capitalized B&D    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLACK DEATH

1
: plague 2
2
: a severe epidemic of plague and especially bubonic plague that occurred in Asia and Europe in the 14th century

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