Definition of Copper 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 Copper 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 Copper Nose
Literary usage of Copper nose
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plays & Poems of Robert Greene by Robert Greene (1905)
"Allusions to the copper nose of the drunkard are very common in our old writers. Cf. Troilus and Cressida, is 112: '1 had as lief Helen's golden tongue had ..."
2. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"COPPER-NOSE, subs. (old).—The swollen, pimply nose of habitual drunkards ... 'The stoutest raven oared not come within a yard ofthat copper nose. ..."
3. The Diseases of the Nose, Mouth, Pharynx and Larynx: A Textbook for Students by Alfred Bruck (1910)
"DISTURBANCES OF CIRCULATION OF THE SKIN. (copper nose; Erythema ... The name of red or copper nose is not a scientific one. It means the dilatation of all ..."