9 Grammatical Pitfalls
1540s, from chill (n.) + blain "inflamed swelling or sore on skin." Related: Chilblains.
chilblain chil·blain (chĭl'blān')n. Erythema, itching, and burning, especially of the dorsa of the fingers and toes, and of the heels, nose, and ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold. Also called erythema pernio.