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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 ?
This was the first attack of the megrims that I remembered in my mistress since the time when she was a young girl.
"But you seem to have the megrims here!" exclaimed D'Artagnan.
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.
"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.
It's perfect bistro fare, with the regular burgers, steak and fish choices with chips alongside more inventive specials, like whole grilled Megrim sole with Pembroke new potatoes, baby gem, pickled onion salad, caper and crayfish and dulce butter.
Three main classes of fish products may be differentiated on the basis of DHA content: relatively poor DHA sources (black scabbardfish, catfish, hake, megrim, tilapia); moderately rich DHA sources (halibut, Pollock); and very rich DHA sources (herring, mackerel, salmon, sardine), corresponding to the approximate ranges <300, 300-500, and >500 mg/100 g, respectively."
The main course follows with a hearty display of wholesome British ingredients: Suckling Pig Assiette is inspired by dishes that would have been served on trains in times gone by, while Megrim Sole Veronique pays homage to the nostalgic splendour of the first-class dining experience, when metal trollies displaying alcohol and food would be wheeled through the carriage.
Also on the list are sustainably caught mackerel, megrim, ropegrown mussels, Devon brown crab, queen scallops, pollack and Dover sole.
The decrease with the age in the abundance indices of surveys along most age groups and an increase in the first age have also been observed in other benthic fish as the megrim and four-spot megrim [37].
Lardreau, "A curiosity in the history of sciences: the words 'megrim' and 'migraine'," Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, vol.
Both megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis and haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus have different growth patterns in the northern North Sea than they do in the eastern Atlantic approximately 1,290 km away (Macdonald et al.