calenture


cal·en·ture

noun \ˈka-lən-ˌchr\

Definition of CALENTURE

:  a fever formerly supposed to affect sailors in the tropics

Origin of CALENTURE

Spanish calentura, from calentar to heat, from Latin calent-, calens, present participle of calēre to be warm — more at lee
First Known Use: 1582

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