- an inflammatory swelling or sore.
Origin of blain
Related Words for blainabscess, sore, welt, ulcer, cyst, pimple, carbuncle, wale, weal, sac, bubble, burn, vesicle, canker, boil, blain, vesication, furuncle, bleb, pustule
Examples from the Web for blain
Historical Examples of 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 for blain
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.