yellow fever

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yellow fever (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An acute febrile illness of tropical regions, caused by a flavivirus (Yellow fever virus) and spread by certain mosquitoes, characterised by jaundice, black vomit and the absence of urination.
    Synonyms: black vomit (obsolete), yellow jack (obsolete), Bulam fever (obsolete)
  2. (vulgar, derogatory, offensive) A perceived sexual preference for ethnically East Asian women expressed by certain non-East Asian (especially Caucasian) men.
    Synonym: Asian fever

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