What does the word measles mean?

Usage examples for measles

  1. In fact, the only times she could remember their being separated at night was when Alice had the measles, and one other time, when she herself had gone for a short visit to her grandmother with her father. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  2. All children have the measles, don't they? – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  3. Your romance is very pretty, dear; we all have it when we are young, as we have the measles and the whooping- cough. – Trumps by George William Curtis