Definition of Rum 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.




Medical Definition of Rum 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 Rum Nose

rullions
rullock
rullocks
ruly
rum
rum-blossom
rum-tum
rum-tums
rum baba
rum ball
rum cake
rum cherry
rum cocktail
rum go
rum nose (current term)
rum sling
rumaki
rumakis
rumal
rumals
rumba
rumbaed
rumbaing
rumbalike
rumbas
rumbelow
rumbelows
rumble
rumble seat

Literary usage of Rum nose

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

1. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1891)
"... an aggravated case of acne rosacea (rum-nose) in the third stage, in which the deformity is produced by the hypertrophy of the tissues, the ducts of the ..."

2. Adventures in Swaziland: The Story of a South African Boer by Owen Rowe O'Neil (1921)
"It is immense in size and has all the vivid tints of the "rum-nose" that distinguishes the confirmed tippler. All strangers are advised to see Matt's nose ..."

3. Reminiscences of Fifty Years in Christian Service by Charles Wesley Winchester (1915)
"He hated rum with all his soul, and yet he had a regular rum nose. One day he told me a story at the expense of that organ. He and a friend were fishing in ..."

4. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1890)
"Acne rosacea is perhaps as common an affection of the skin as is observed by any one not devoting any especial attention to dermatology. Cases of" rum nose ..."

5. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"... rum. Nose-ender.—Dead on end. A wind which blows directly down a vessel's intended course, involving a dead beat. ..."

6. American Medical Journal (1889)
"... tongue with this remedy, and speak of it as a Nux tongue, upon the same degree of association that we would speak of the rum nose in the heavy drinker. ..."

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