king's evil

noun, often capitalized K&E

Definition of king's evil

First Known Use of king's evil

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for king's evil

from the former belief that it could be healed by a king's touch

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The first known use of king's evil was in the 14th century

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“King's evil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%27s%20evil. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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king's evil

noun, often capitalized K&E
\ ˈkiŋz-ˈē-vəl, -vil How to pronounce king's evil (audio) \

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