Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pimple on the nose caused by excessive drinking; a rumbud; acne rosacea. Compare grog-blossom, toddy-blossom.
- n. enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin; often associated with excessive consumption of alcohol
“He presumed that it would be no more difficult to raise money on personal belongings in Antwerp than anywhere else; it has been observed that the first flower of civilization is the rum-blossom, the next, the conventionalized fleur-de-lis of the money-lender.”
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