- an inflammatory swelling or sore.
Origin of blain
Examples from the Web for blain
The blain is a watery vesicle in the second joint of the wing.The Art and Practice of Hawking
Edward B. Michell
They haf daken atfandage of our bresence to regover a bortion of the blain.Overland
John William De Forest
Nevertheless the blain grew chillier and chillier until at last they were compelled to send for a physician.Bill the Minder
W. Heath Robinson
It alwish seemed to me to be a beeg fish story, but it ish all blain to my mint now.Recitations for the Social Circle
James Clarence Harvey
- a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin
Word Origin and History for blain
Old English blegen "a sore," from Proto-Germanic *blajinon "a swelling" (cf. Danish blegn, Dutch blein), from PIE *bhlei- "to swell," from root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell;" see bole.
- A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.