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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.
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.
Also on the list are sustainably caught mackerel, megrim, ropegrown mussels, Devon brown crab, queen scallops, pollack and Dover sole.
The actual stocks under negotiation at this Council are known as internal stocks fished only by the EU fleet, such as monkfish, west coast saithe, west coast whiting, megrim, skates and rays, west coast haddock, plaice, sole and Norway lobster commonly known as Nephrops (prawns).
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.
FREAKY fish like megrim, ray wing and monkfish tail are replacing cod as a staple part of our diet, say Tesco.
Other fish are just as good, and less endangered, so have a crack with megrim, ling, pollack, hake or plaice.
Megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) growth in the north-eastern Atlantic based on back-calculation of otolith rings.
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?
RICK STEIN'S FILLETS OF MEGRIM SOLE WITH SALSA VERDE MAYONNAISE SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 1 loaf of slightly stale bread 50g plain flour 2 large eggs, beaten Vegetable oil for deep-frying 12 megrim sole fillets, about 65g each, skinned Lemon wedges, for garnish FOR SALSA VERDE MAYONNAISE: 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint 3 tbsp capers 6 anchovy fillets 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt 6 tbsp mayonnaise METHOD For the salsa verde mayonnaise, put the first seven ingredients into a pestle and mortar or food processor and grind to a coarse paste.
RICKSTEIN'S FILLETSOFMEGRIM SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 1 loaf of slightly stale bread 50g plain flour 2 large eggs, beaten Vegetable oil for deep-frying 12 megrim sole fillets, about 65g each, skinned Lemon wedges, for garnish FOR SALSA VERDE MAYONNAISE: 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint 3 tbsp capers 6 anchovy fillets 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt 6 tbsp mayonnaise METHOD For the salsa verde mayonnaise, put the first seven ingredients into aCORNISH BLUSH CIDER AND RASPBERRY JELLY (SERVES 4) THIS recipe comes from Nick Barclay who runs Blue Plate at Downderry, close to Cornish Orchards.