megrim


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me·grim

 (mē′grĭm)
n.
1. A migraine.
2. often megrims A caprice or fancy.
3. megrims Depression or unhappiness: "If these megrims are the effect of Love, thank Heaven, I never knew what it was" (Samuel Richardson).

[Middle English migrem, variant of migraine; see migraine.]

megrim

(ˈmiːɡrɪm)
n
1. (often plural) a caprice
2. (Pathology) a migraine
[C14: see migraine]

megrim

(ˈmiːɡrɪm)
n
(Animals) a flatfish, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, of the turbot family, having a yellowish translucent body up to 50 cm (20 in.) in length, found in European waters, and caught for food
[C19: of uncertain origin]

me•grim

(ˈmi grɪm)

n.
1. megrims, low spirits; blues.
2. whim; caprice.
[1350–1400; Middle English migrame a type of headache < Middle French migraine (by misreading, in taken as m); see migraine]

megrim

- Another word for a headache, especially a migraine.
See also related terms for headache.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megrim - a severe recurring vascular headachemegrim - a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

megrim

noun
An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:
References in classic literature ?
Ah, it was a pity she should take such megrims into her head, when she might ha' stayed wi' us all summer, and eaten twice as much as she wanted, and it 'ud niver ha' been missed.
Lydgate was abrupt but not irritable, taking little notice of megrims in healthy people; and Ladislaw did not usually throw away his susceptibilities on those who took no notice of them.
This was the first attack of the megrims that I remembered in my mistress since the time when she was a young girl.
These poets live on Megrim Farm the dolts nevertheless sluice brilliance shout days the less they snore whole odes in compensation exclamation the names of gods the authors take to picking at with microtones is this a New England with the poems coming?
Haddock, Monkfish and Megrim are also showing healthy increases and the industry is worth 500 million to the economy.
GRILLED MEGRIM WITH GARLIC, PARSLEY AND MINT BUTTER (Serves 2) 50g/4tbsp butter 2 megrim, about 500g each (ask fishmonger to trim scale the fish and remove the heads) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped Small handful of fresh parsley Small handful of fresh mint Squeeze of lemon Method Preheat the grill to high.
For the West Coast, the quota for Rockall haddock was increased substantially by 50%; the West of Scotland cod quota is down by 18% and megrim is unchanged.
Other potential growth areas could be gurnard, a UK fish that is largely exported to France, and flatfishes witch and megrim, which could provide a good alternative to plaice.
The only fishmonger in South Wales that stocks any of the recommended fish is Ashton's in Cardiff Market, which had three yesterday: Megrim, gurnard and saithe.
He also introduces a new fish to our table called Megrim - often thought of as a Spanish fish and rarely eaten here in Ireland.
The menu features a nice prawn and crayfish cocktail; cream of roasted plum tomato soup with homemade granary toast; roast beef sirloin with all the trimmings; whole grilled megrim with crayfish butter; sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce; apple and berry crumble with custard.
A Megrim is a large relative of the lemon sole family.