What does the word bilious mean?

Usage examples for bilious

  1. We had not been long at sea, before the bilious disorder made another attack upon me, but not so violent as the former. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. Likewise a tea made with boiling water poured on the dried leaves will give prompt relief if taken hot at the onset of a bilious catarrh, or of influenza. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie

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