An example of the spleen is an organ that is the largest lymph organ in the body.
An example of spleen is to have a lot of anger; to vent your spleen.
Vent one's spleen.
There is a luxury in self-dispraise: / And inward self-disparagement affords / To meditative spleen a grateful feast.
Origin of spleen
- Middle English splen from Old French esplen from Latin splēn from Greek
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French esplen, from Latin splÄ“n, from Ancient Greek σπλήν (splÄ“n, “the spleen").