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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The first known use of milk sickness was in 1823

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“Milk sickness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milk%20sickness. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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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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