Definition of Brandy nose
1. Noun. Enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin; often associated with excessive consumption of alcohol.
Generic synonyms: Rhinopathy
Medical Definition of Brandy nose
1. A manifestation of severe acne rosacea resulting in significant enlargement of the nose and occurring primarily in men. It is caused by hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands and surrounding connective tissue. The nose is reddened and marked with numerous telangiectasias. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Brandy Nose
Literary usage of Brandy nose
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diseases of the Skin and the Eruptive Fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1915)
"When the nose is markedly affected, the appearance commonly described as "brandy nose" is presented. Very often there is a coexisting oily seborrhea and the ..."
2. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by Louis Adolphus Duhring (1882)
"The " brandy nose" and the " wine nose," to be seen daily in any community, are common examples of the power that alcohol possesses in producing the disease ..."
3. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"He was a man, I should judge, who would shine rather in war than in peace, for, with his long goat's face and his brandy nose, he looked, in spite of his ..."