Definitions for chilblainˈtʃɪl bleɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.
Ref: Also called pernio.
Origin of chilblain:
chilblain, chilblains, pernio(noun)
inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
An itchy purple red inflammation of the skin, especially of the hands, feet and ears. It occurs when capillaries below the skin are damaged by exposure to cold weather.
a blain, sore, or inflammatory swelling, produced by exposure of the feet or hands to cold, and attended by itching, pain, and sometimes ulceration
to produce chilblains upon