black beast

noun

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First Known Use of black beast

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for black beast

translation of French bête noire

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“Black beast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20beast. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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