rose fever


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rose fever

n.
A spring or early summer hay fever. Also called rose cold.

rose′ fe`ver


n.
a form of hay fever caused by rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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And no doubt across the country there were clubs who failed to put out a third team because of a sweeping epidemic of Red Rose Fever - a nasty affliction that turns even the most active sportsman into a sloth-like cabbage.
The Victorians called it rose fever, as it was thought to be triggered by sniffing the flower.
Besides their intended task of fertilizing other plants, they enter our noses, producing seasonal rhinitis (better known as rose fever in the spring and summer and hay fever in the fall) in those 10 percent of Americans who are allergic to them.