Definition of bubonic plague noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bubonic plague

 noun
noun
NAmE//byuˌbɑnɪk ˈpleɪɡ//
 
, NAmE//buˌbɑnɪk ˈpleɪɡ//
 
(also the plague)[uncountable]
 
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a disease spread by rats that causes fever, swellings on the body, and usually death
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