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 calēns calent- present participle of calēre to be warm ; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French calenture, from Spanish calentura.