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Black Death

n.
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.]
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Black Death

n
(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
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n.
an outbreak of bubonic plague that spread over Europe and Asia in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population.
[1815–25]
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Black Death

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.
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Black Death

The name given to the form of bubonic plague that caused widespread death throughout Europe in the 14th century.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Black Death - the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western EuropeBlack Death - the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
bubonic plague, glandular plague, pestis bubonica - the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
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Translations
موت أسود
черна смърт
pesta Negra
den sorte død
Beulenpestschwarzer Tod
must surm
musta surma
peste noire
המוות השחור
doba kuge
Kematian Hitam
svarti dauði
peste nera
ペスト
흑사병
juodoji mirtis
melnā nāve
Zwarte Dood
czarna śmierć
peste negra
moartea neagră
mor
črna smrt
crna smrtцрна смрт
digerdöden
kara ölüm
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