(the) Black Death

(the) Black Death
the Black Death UK US noun [singular]
a disease that killed millions of people in Europe and Asia in the 14th century. Its medical name is bubonic plague . http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/black-death-the.htm
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