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An outbreak of virulent plague, especially its bubonic form, that killed large numbers of people throughout Europe and much of Asia in the 14th century.
[Ultimately translation of Scandinavian terms for the bubonic plague, such as Swedish (den) svarta döden, (the) black death (possibly in reference to the dark lesions and gangrene caused by bubonic plague, or to the general gloom prevailing during epidemics ) : svart, black + död, death.]
(Historical Terms) the Black Death a form of bubonic plague pandemic in Europe and Asia during the 14th century, when it killed over 50 million people. See bubonic plague
an outbreak of bubonic plague that spread over Europe and Asia in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population.
A widespread epidemic of bubonic plague that occurred in several outbreaks between 1347 and 1400. It originated in Asia and then swept through Europe, where it killed about a third of the population.
The name given to the form of bubonic plague that caused widespread death throughout Europe in the 14th century.
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|Noun||1.||Black Death - the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe|
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