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:
1850–55, Americanism

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

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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.
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