milk sickness

noun

Definition of milk sickness

1 : an acute disease characterized by weakness, vomiting, and constipation and caused by eating dairy products or meat from cattle poisoned by various plants
2 : tremble 2

First Known Use of milk sickness

1823

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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milk sickness

noun

medical Definition of milk sickness

: an acute disease characterized by weakness, vomiting, and constipation and caused by eating dairy products or meat from cattle affected with trembles

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