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

 

bubonic plague

 noun
noun
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