any fever caused, as in the tropics, by exposure to great heat
Origin of calentureFrench ; from Spanish calentura ; from calentar, to heat ; from Classical Latin calens, present participle of calere, to be warm: see calorie
A tropical fever once believed to be caused by the heat.
Origin of calentureSpanish calentura, from calentar, to heat, from Latin cal&emacron;ns, calent-, present participle of cal&emacron;re, to be warm; see kel&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French calenture, from Spanish calentura.