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jungle fever

noun, Pathology.
a severe variety of malarial fever occurring in the East Indies and the tropics.
Origin of jungle fever
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I got a touch of jungle fever when I was down in the cypress swamps and was still feeling pretty rocky.

  • "It looks to me like a case of jungle fever," the lad said as he joined the Captain.

  • Tigers are pests enough,” said the doctor, “but intermittent or jungle fever is to my mind the pest of the country.

    Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
  • You could no more give him jungle fever than you could make him ten feet high.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore
  • Among the least was a jungle fever, from which we suffered considerably.

    Voyage of the Liberdade Captain Joshua Slocum
  • The Indians seldom have jungle fever or malaria and if the mosquitoes do bite them there are no bad effects.

    Up the Mazaruni for Diamonds William La Varre
  • But two of the fellows caught the jungle fever, and one of them died before we could get him out.

  • During this campaign he had been shot in the shoulder and had had a severe attack of jungle fever.

    In the Foreign Legion Erwin Rosen
  • Captain Horton had taken the jungle fever, and in an hour he was strapped down upon a litter, raving with delirium.

    Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for jungle fever

jungle fever

a serious malarial fever occurring in the East Indies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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jungle fever in Medicine

jungle fever jun·gle fever (jŭng'gəl)
See malaria.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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