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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Influenza

INFLUEN'ZA, noun An epidemic catarrh. The influenza of October and November, 1789, and that of April and May, 1790, were very general or universal in the United States, and unusually severe. A like influenza prevailed in the winters of 1825 and 1826.