Haverhill fever

noun Ha·ver·hill fever \ˈhāv(ə)rə̇l-\

Definition of Haverhill fever

  1. :  rat-bite fever not always contracted from the bite of a rat but sometimes from contaminated food

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Origin and Etymology of haverhill fever

from Haverhill, Massachusetts, where the disease appeared in epidemic proportions in 1926

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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