a serious, sometimes fatal, infection with the bacterial toxin Yersinia pestis, transmitted by fleas from infected rodents and characterized by high fever, weakness, and the formation of buboes, especially in the groin and armpits.
an acute infectious febrile disease characterized by chills, prostration, delirium, and formation of buboes: caused by the bite of a rat flea infected with the bacterium Yersinia pestis See also plague
See under plague.
bubonic plague [(byooh-bon-ik, booh-bon-ik playg)]
Note: From 1347 to 1351, a disease known as the Black Death, similar to the bubonic plague, entered Europe from Asia and killed a large percentage of the population, sometimes wiping out entire towns. It caused widespread social changes in Europe.
an inguinal hernia, especially one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin. noun an incomplete hernia in the groin; partial inguinal hernia
(used as an often insolent term of address) brother; buddy. Historical Examples Asteroid of Fear Raymond Zinke Gallun Asteroid of Fear Raymond Zinke Gallun Golden Days for Boys and Girls Various Asteroid of Fear Raymond Zinke Gallun Golden Days for Boys and Girls Various Golden Days for Boys and Girls Various noun (US, informal) fellow; […]
boubou. a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa. Historical Examples Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross Alice B. Emerson Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross Alice B. Emerson The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages Andrew Woods Williamson Two Years with the Natives in the Western […]
boubou. a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa. noun a long flowing garment worn by men and women in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and some other parts of Africa noun a variant spelling of boubou