What does the word influenza mean?

Usage examples for influenza

  1. I hope- oh, I do hope, it is not influenza. – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  2. It was a bitter shock and disappointment, and when he got back to New York in November, in the middle of an epidemic, he was struck down by influenza and pneumonia. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. For some time past the men at the fort had been subject to rather severe attacks of cold, or a species of influenza. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne