Meaning of “hives” in the English Dictionary

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"hives" in American English

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hivesnoun [ U ]

us /hɑɪvz/

a condition in which a person’s skin develops swollen red areas, often suddenly, esp. as a reaction to something the person has eaten:

Eating shellfish makes me break out in hives.

(Definition of “hives” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)