Grog-blossom

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Grog-blossom a redness of the nose due to drinking
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From 'Old Grog,' the nickname of Admiral Vernon, who introduced it about 1745—from his grogram breeches.

Usage

In literature:

He had grog-blossoms all over his face, an indomitable energy, and was a jolly soul.
"Youth" by Joseph Conrad
A few grog- blossoms marked the neighbourhood of his nose.
"Wessex Tales" by Thomas Hardy
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