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rose cold

noun, Pathology.
Origin of rose cold
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is often called "spring catarrh" or "rose cold" and seems often to be associated with the pollen of flowers.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • Lavretsky drew himself up, and rose cold and pale with ecstasy.

    A House of Gentlefolk Ivan Turgenev
  • The latter part of May and nearly all June, rose cold or June cold is prevalent.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
  • Far away, whether of clouds or hills I could not yet tell, rose cold towers and pinnacles into the last darkness of night.

    Henry Brocken Walter J. de la Mare

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