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pink elephants

plural noun
any of various visual hallucinations sometimes experienced as a withdrawal symptom after sustained alcoholic drinking.
Origin of pink elephants
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for pink-elephants

pink elephants

plural noun
a facetious name applied to hallucinations caused by drunkenness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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pink elephants


Delirium tremens; any hallucination from heavy alcohol drinking

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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