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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:
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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