Ague tree
Ague A"gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] ``Brenning agues.'' --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits. [1913 Webster]

3. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague. [1913 Webster]

4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Ague cake}, an enlargement of the spleen produced by ague.

{Ague drop}, a solution of the arsenite of potassa used for ague.

{Ague fit}, a fit of the ague. --Shak.

{Ague spell}, a spell or charm against ague. --Gay.

{Ague tree}, the sassafras, -- sometimes so called from the use of its root formerly, in cases of ague. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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