cold sore

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noun
  1. a vesicular eruption on the face, usually on or near the mouth, often accompanying a cold or a febrile condition; herpes simplex.

Origin of cold sore

1
First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for cold sore

cold sore

noun
  1. a cluster of blisters at the margin of the lips that sometimes accompanies the common cold, caused by a viral infection: Technical name: herpes labialis

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