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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.]
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n (functioning as singular)
1. archaic a fit of depression
2. (Veterinary Science) archaic a disease of horses and cattle; staggers
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Noun1.megrims - a state of depressionmegrims - a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
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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.
The fluctuations in TACs from 2013 to 2014 by species and zones range from the total closure of certain fisheries (including herring, cod, haddock, Norway lobster, saithe, capelin and redfish in certain zones) to large increases for others: +145% (Irish Sea herring), + 86% for megrims (North and North-West Spain), +29% for Greenland cod and +87% for mackerel icefish.
Feeding ecology of two megrims Lepidorhombus boscii (Risso, 1810) and Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Walbaum, 1792) in the Western Mediterranean.
"Bass, ray, megrims, coley, plaice, gurnard, soles, brill and turbot can all be found off the Welsh coast as can whelks, scallops, brown crab, spider crab, lobster and prawns.
But the scheme would also prevent trawlers from fishing for langoustines, prawns, monkfish and megrims, all in plentiful supply.