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jungle fever

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noun Pathology.
  1. a severe variety of malarial fever occurring in the East Indies and the tropics.

Origin of jungle fever

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Historical Examples

  • A severe cold is a very dangerous thing in this country, often bringing on jungle-fever.

    A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India

    Charles Acland


British Dictionary definitions for jungle fever

jungle fever

noun
  1. a serious malarial fever occurring in the East Indies
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jungle fever in Medicine

jungle fever

(jŭnggəl)
n.
  1. malaria