the black death

noun
variants: or the Black Death

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: a deadly disease (called bubonic plague) that spread through Asia and Europe in the 14th century

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“The black death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20black%20death. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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