any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, especially as in cerebrospinal meningitis or typhus fever.
any of various severe febrile diseases characterized by small irregular spots on the skin, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tick fever
spotted fever n.
A tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
- Spotted flycatcher
noun 1. a European woodland songbird, Muscicapa striata, with a greyish-brown streaked plumage: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers)
- Spotted gum
noun 1. an Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus maculata 2. the wood of this tree, used for shipbuilding, sleepers, etc
noun 1. an African hyena, Crocuta crocuta, having a yellowish-gray coat with brown or black spots, noted for its distinctive howl.
- Spotted joe-pye weed
noun 1. joe-pye weed (def 2).