a disease of humans, formerly common in some parts of the Middle West, caused by consuming milk from cattle that have been poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot.
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- milk punch,
- milk ring test,
- milk round,
- milk run,
- milk shake,
- milk snake,
- milk spots,
- milk stout,
- milk sugar,
- milk toast
Origin of milk sickness
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for milk sickness
The really successful author in America is, like the milk-sickness, never visible, except on the remote horizon.A Fortnight of Folly|Maurice Thompson
an acute disease characterized by weakness, vomiting, and constipation, caused by ingestion of the flesh or dairy products of cattle affected with trembles
vet science another name for trembles (def. 1)
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An acute, now rare disease characterized by trembling, vomiting, and severe intestinal pain, caused by eating dairy products or meat from a cow that has fed on white snakeroot.
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