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rose cold

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noun Pathology.
  1. rose fever.

Origin of rose cold

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • For many years the fluid extract of rosin-weed has been known in my family as a remedy for rose-cold and hay fever.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever

    George Frederick Laidlaw

  • At about the age of sixteen I developed a rose-cold that began in June and extended into September.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever

    George Frederick Laidlaw