megrim

megrim

[mee-grim]
noun
1.
megrims, low spirits; the blues.
2.
a whim or caprice.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English migrame a type of headache < Middle French migraine (by misreading, in taken as m); see migraine

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megrim1 (ˈmiːɡrɪm)
 
n
1.  (often plural) a caprice
2.  a migraine
 
[C14: see migraine]

megrim2 (ˈmiːɡrɪm)
 
n
a flatfish, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, of the turbot family, having a yellowish translucent body up to 50 cm (20 in.) in length, found in European waters, and caught for food
 
[C19: of uncertain origin]

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megrim me·grim (mē'grĭm)
n.
See migraine.

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