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Black Death   /blæk dɛθ/   Listen
Black Death

noun
1.
The epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe.  Synonym: Black Plague.






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"Black Death" Quotes from Famous Books



... plague, known as the "Black Death," was the most deadly epidemic ever known. It is believed to have been an aggravated outburst of the Oriental plague, which from the earliest records of history has periodically appeared in Asia and Northern Africa. There had been ...
— Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 • Barkham Burroughs



Words linked to "Black Death" :   pestis bubonica, glandular plague, Black Plague, bubonic plague



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