rose fever
Hay Hay, n. [OE. hei, AS. h[=e]g; akin to D. hooi, OHG. hewi, houwi, G. heu, Dan. & Sw. h["o], Icel. hey, ha, Goth. hawi grass, fr. the root of E. hew. See {Hew} to cut.] Grass cut and cured for fodder. [1913 Webster]

Make hay while the sun shines. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

Hay may be dried too much as well as too little. --C. L. Flint. [1913 Webster]

{Hay cap}, a canvas covering for a haycock.

{Hay fever} (Med.), nasal catarrh accompanied with fever, and sometimes with paroxysms of dyspn[oe]a, to which some persons are subject in the spring and summer seasons. It has been attributed to the effluvium from hay, and to the pollen of certain plants. It is also called {hay asthma}, {hay cold}, {rose cold}, and {rose fever}.

{Hay knife}, a sharp instrument used in cutting hay out of a stack or mow.

{Hay press}, a press for baling loose hay.

{Hay tea}, the juice of hay extracted by boiling, used as food for cattle, etc.

{Hay tedder}, a machine for spreading and turning new-mown hay. See {Tedder}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rose fever — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose fever — n hay fever occurring in the spring or early summer * * * hay fever caused by grass pollens or rose pollen …   Medical dictionary

  • rose fever — ☆ rose fever n. a kind of hay fever believed to be caused by the pollen of roses: also rose cold …   English World dictionary

  • rose fever — noun : hay fever occurring in the spring or early summer called also rose cold * * * Pathol. a form of hay fever caused by the inhalation of rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation. Also called rose cold. [1850 55, Amer.] *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rose fever — rose′ fe ver n. pat a form of hay fever caused by rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • rose fever — Pathol. a form of hay fever caused by the inhalation of rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation. Also called rose cold. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rose fever — noun Date: 1851 hay fever occurring in the spring or early summer called also rose cold …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rose-fever — n. Hay fever, rose cold …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Rose — Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rose acacia — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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