pink elephants

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plural noun
  1. any of various visual hallucinations sometimes experienced as a withdrawal symptom after sustained alcoholic drinking.

Origin of pink elephants

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for pink elephants

pink elephants

pl n
  1. a facetious name applied to hallucinations caused by drunkenness
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