Definitions for black death
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an outbreak of bubonic plague that spread over Europe and Asia in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population.
Category: Pathology, Western History
Origin of Black Death:
Black Death, Black Plague(noun)
the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
A pandemic outbreak (often attributed to bubonic plague) throughout Europe and most of Asia in the 14th century that killed nearly half the population of Europe and Asia.
a pestilence which ravaged Europe and Asia in the fourteenth century
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name given to a succession of fatal epidemics that devastated the world from China to Ireland in the 14th century, believed to be the same as the Oriental plague, though attended with peculiar symptoms; the most serious was that of 1348, which, as is reckoned, stripped England alone of one-third of its inhabitants.