Definition of bubonic plague noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bubonic plague

BrE BrE//bjuːˌbɒnɪk ˈpleɪɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//bjuːˌbɑːnɪk ˈpleɪɡ//
(also the plague) [uncountable]
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a disease spread by rats that causes fever, swellings on the body and usually death
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bubonic plague