rose fever

noun Pathology.

a form of hay fever caused by the inhalation of rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation.

Nearby words

  1. rose chafer,
  2. rose cold,
  3. rose comb,
  4. rose d'anvers,
  5. rose family,
  6. rose geranium,
  7. rose hip,
  8. rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,
  9. rose madder,
  10. rose mallow

Origin of rose fever

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Also called rose cold. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for rose fever

rose fever


A spring or early summer hay fever.rose cold

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