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3 definitions found
 for Hay fever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hay \Hay\, n. [OE. hei, AS. h[=e]g; akin to D. hooi, OHG. hewi,
     houwi, G. heu, Dan. & Sw. h["o], Icel. hey, ha, Goth. hawi
     grass, fr. the root of E. hew. See Hew to cut.]
     Grass cut and cured for fodder.
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           Make hay while the sun shines.           --Camden.
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           Hay may be dried too much as well as too little. --C.
                                                    L. Flint.
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     Hay cap, a canvas covering for a haycock.
  
     Hay fever (Med.), nasal catarrh accompanied with fever, and
        sometimes with paroxysms of dyspn[oe]a, to which some
        persons are subject in the spring and summer seasons. It
        has been attributed to the effluvium from hay, and to the
        pollen of certain plants. It is also called hay asthma,
        hay cold, rose cold, and rose fever.
  
     Hay knife, a sharp instrument used in cutting hay out of a
        stack or mow.
  
     Hay press, a press for baling loose hay.
  
     Hay tea, the juice of hay extracted by boiling, used as
        food for cattle, etc.
  
     Hay tedder, a machine for spreading and turning new-mown
        hay. See Tedder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hay fever
      n 1: a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to
           pollen [syn: hay fever, pollinosis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "hay fever":
     Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis,
     allergen, allergic disorder, allergy, aluminosis, amygdalitis,
     anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, asbestosis, asthma,
     atypical pneumonia, bituminosis, black lung, bronchial pneumonia,
     bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia,
     catarrh, chalicosis, chronic bronchitis, cold, collapsed lung,
     common cold, coniosis, conjunctivitis, coryza, cosmetic dermatitis,
     croup, croupous pneumonia, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, eczema,
     emphysema, empyema, epidemic pleurodynia, fibrinous pneumonia, flu,
     grippe, hives, influenza, la grippe, laryngitis, lipoid pneumonia,
     lobar pneumonia, lung cancer, lung fever, pharyngitis, pleurisy,
     pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia,
     pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, pollinosis, quinsy, rheum,
     rose cold, siderosis, silicosis, sore throat, swine flu,
     the sniffles, the snuffles, tonsilitis, urticaria, virus pneumonia,
     wet pleurisy, whooping cough
  
  

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