Definitions for calentureˈkæl ən tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər
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cal•en•tureˈkæl ən tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər(n.)
a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics.
Origin of calenture:
1585–95; earlier calentura < Sp: fever
A heat stroke or fever, often suffered in the tropics.
A delirium occurring from such symptoms, in which a stricken sailor pictures the sea as grassy greens and wishes to dive overboard into them.
Origin: From calenture, from calentura.
a name formerly given to various fevers occuring in tropics; esp. to a form of furious delirium accompanied by fever, among sailors, which sometimes led the affected person to imagine the sea to be a green field, and to throw himself into it
to see as in the delirium of one affected with calenture