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

First Known Use of milk sickness

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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milk sickness

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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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