feverwort
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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  • Feverwort — Fe ver*wort , n. See {Fever root}, under {Fever}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feverwort — may refer to:* Centaurium * Triosteum …   Wikipedia

  • feverwort — ☆ feverwort [fē′vərro͞ot΄fē′vər wʉrt΄] n. HORSE GENTIAN: also feverroot [fē′vərro͞ot΄] …   English World dictionary

  • feverwort — /fee veuhr werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. See horse gentian. 2. the thoroughwort or boneset. [1605 15; FEVER + WORT2] * * * ▪ plant  any of the four North American plant species of the genus Triosteum, all coarse perennials belonging to the family… …   Universalium

  • feverwort — noun Date: circa 1814 a coarse American herb (Triosteum perfoliatum) of the honeysuckle family called also horse gentian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feverwort — fe•ver•wort [[t]ˈfi vərˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. 1) pln horse gentian 2) pln boneset …   From formal English to slang

  • feverwort — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : feverroot 2. : boneset * * * /fee veuhr werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. See horse gentian. 2. the thoroughwort or boneset. [1605 15; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brain fever — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Continued fever — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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