Definitions for "Hay fever"
The popular name for runny nose or allergic rhinitis. An allergic reaction of the immune system upon exposure to foreign substances.
Allergies in the nose and eyes that occur due to seasonal allergens (pollens from trees, grass, weeds). Also referred to as seasonal rhinitis.
a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen
Keywords:  furtive, coward, farce, noel, tempest
Hay Fever is a comic play written by Noel Coward in 1924 and first produced in 1925 with Marie Tempest as the first Judith Bliss. Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, the play is set in a British country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behaviour when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. The self-centred behaviour of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests' furtive departure.