Triosteum perfoliatum
Fever Fe"ver (f[=e]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[`e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever. [1913 Webster]

Note: Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals; intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit nor intermit. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever. [1913 Webster]

An envious fever Of pale and bloodless emulation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Brain fever}, {Continued fever}, etc. See under {Brain}, {Continued}, etc.

{Fever and ague}, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.

{Fever blister} (Med.), a blister or vesicle often found about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.

{Fever bush} (Bot.), the wild allspice or spice bush. See {Spicewood}.

{Fever powder}. Same as {Jame's powder}.

{Fever root} (Bot.), an American herb of the genus {Triosteum} ({Triosteum perfoliatum}); -- called also {feverwort} and {horse gentian}.

{Fever sore}, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner. [1913 Webster]


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  • Triosteum perfoliatum — ID 86011 Symbol Key TRPE5 Common Name feverwort Family Caprifoliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Triosteum perfoliatum L. — Symbol TRPE5 Common Name feverwort Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. aurantiacum (E.P. Bicknell) Wiegand — Symbol TRAUA Synonym Symbol TRPEA Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. aurantiacum (E.P. Bicknell) Wiegand — Symbol TRAUA Synonym Symbol TRPEA Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. glaucescens (Wiegand) Wiegand — Symbol TRAUG Synonym Symbol TRPEG Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. glaucescens (Wiegand) Wiegand — Symbol TRAUG Synonym Symbol TRPEG Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. illinoense Wiegand — Symbol TRAUI Synonym Symbol TRPEI Botanical Family Caprifoliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Triosteum —   Triosetum …   Wikipedia Español

  • Triosteum — Taxobox | name = Triosteum image width = 200px image caption = Triosteum perfoliatum regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Dipsacales familia = Caprifoliaceae genus = Triosteum Triosteum , commonly known as horse …   Wikipedia

  • Triostĕum — (T. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Lonicereae, 5. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Art: T. perfoliatum, in Nordamerika, mit dunkelrothen Blüthen, 1–2 Fuß hohem Stängel, dicker, ästiger, bitterer, wie Ipecacuanha, Erbrechen erregender, zur Heilung der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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