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pappataci fever

Definitions

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

  • n. See sandfly fever.

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  • n. a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii

Etymologies

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

Italian pappataci, sandfly : pappare, to eat (from Latin pappāre, from pappa, food) + -taci, silently (from tacito, past participle of tacere, to be silent, from Latin tacēre).

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