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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A rash characterized by intensely itching welts, triggered by the release of histamine and caused by an allergic response to any of multiple agents or conditions, including food, drugs, and infections.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Laryngitis.
  • noun Urticaria and (loosely) other skin affections. See urticaria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The croup.
  • noun An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis), allied to the chicken pox.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions.
  • noun Plural form of hive.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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See hive

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