Definition of Rum-blossom

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.




Medical Definition of Rum-blossom

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 Rum-blossom

rulier
ruliest
ruling
ruling on
ruling pen
rulingly
rulings
rullichies
rullion
rullions
rullock
rullocks
ruly
rum
rum-blossom (current term)
rum-tum
rum-tums
rum baba
rum ball
rum cake
rum cherry
rum cocktail
rum go
rum nose
rum sling
rumaki
rumakis
rumal

Literary usage of Rum-blossom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Manual of Health and Temperance: Embracing the Treatment of Common by John Harvey Kellogg, Ella Ervilla Kellogg (1885)
"Like the drunkard's ring, the rum blossom, although something of a blemish, ... The mode of development of the rum blossom is interesting. ..."

2. The Household Monitor of Health by John Harvey Kellogg (1891)
"... is that peculiar enlargement of the nose, with intense redness, so appropriately termed the '' rum blossom." Like the drunkard's ring, the rum blossom, ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A redness or an eruption of inflamed pimples on the nose or face of a man who drinks ardent spirits to excess. Also called rum-blossom, ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"Ko flower of his kindred, No rum-blossom nigh, .With a song on his lipa And a drop in his eye. Til not leave thee, thou rose-bud, Go snore thou with them. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"No flower of his kindred, No rum-blossom nigh, With a song oa his lip* And a drop in his eye. I'll not leave thee, thou rose-bud, To pine on the stem. ..."

6. The Liquor Problem in All Ages by Daniel Dorchester (1884)
"... are called rum blossom-s, which are sometimes seen upon the face of the hard drinker. Figure 4 represents the inner coat of the stomach ulcerated, ..."

7. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1907)
"Extended cases may develop a redness and congestion of the tip of the nose, often transitory and not unlike the beauteous " rum blossom," and there may be a ..."

8. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1900)
"Extended cases may develop a redness and congestion of the tip of the nose, often transitory and not unlike the beauteous " rum blossom," and there may be a ..."

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