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rose fever

noun, Pathology
a form of hay fever caused by the inhalation of rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation.
Also called rose cold.
Origin of rose fever
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rose fever
  • Symptoms that appear only during allergy season are called allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay or rose fever.
  • It's actually the springtime equivalent of hay fever, but rose fever sounds so much nicer.
rose fever in Medicine

rose fever n.
A spring or early summer hay fever. Also called rose cold.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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