hay fever

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of hay fever

: an acute allergic reaction to pollen that is usually seasonal and is marked by sneezing, nasal discharge and congestion, and itching and watering of the eyes called also pollinosis

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First Known Use of hay fever

1829

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HAY FEVER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hay fever for English Language Learners

  • medical : a sickness that is like a cold and that is caused by breathing in plant pollen


HAY FEVER Defined for Kids

hay fever

noun

Definition of hay fever for Students

: an allergy to pollen that is usually marked by sneezing, a runny or stuffed nose, and itchy and watering eyes

Medical Dictionary

hay fever

noun \ ˈhā-ˌfē-vər \

medical Definition of hay fever

: an acute allergic reaction to pollen that is usually seasonal and is marked by sneezing, nasal discharge and congestion, and itching and watering of the eyes called also pollinosis


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