king's evil

noun

often capitalized K&E

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

king's evil

noun
often capitalized K&E

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