a form of hay fever caused by the inhalation of rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation.
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- rose chafer,
- rose cold,
- rose comb,
- rose d'anvers,
- rose family,
- rose geranium,
- rose hip,
- rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,
- rose madder,
- rose mallow
Origin of rose fever
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Also called rose cold.
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A spring or early summer hay fever.rose cold
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