from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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, toddy-blossom.

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  • noun archaic The network of burst blood vessels on the face and particularly the nose of a heavy drinker.


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  • She was commanded by one Captain Neatby, something of a favourite I believe in the passenger trade -- a careful old man with bow-legs and a fiery grog-blossom of a nose.

    The Honour of the Flag 1877

  • "That blob's always there, Paddy," cried one of the men; "it's a grog-blossom."

    Twice Bought 1859


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