hay fever

noun

Definition of hay fever

  1. :  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

1829

First Known Use of hay fever

1829


HAY FEVER Defined for English Language Learners

hay fever

noun

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

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


Medical Dictionary

hay fever

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noun \ˈhā-ˌfē-vər\

Medical Definition of hay fever

  1. :  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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