Grog blossom
Grog Grog (gr[o^]g), n. [So named from ``Old Grog'' a nickname given to Admiral Vernon, in allusion to his wearing a grogram cloak in foul weather. He is said to have been the first to dilute the rum of the sailors (about 1745).] A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor. [1913 Webster]

{Grog blossom}, a redness on the nose or face of persons who drink ardent spirits to excess. [Collog.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • grog blossom — /ˈgrɒg blɒsəm/ (say grog blosuhm) noun a pattern of mulberry coloured markings, as a result of telangiectasis, which often develops in the cheek of habitual, excessive drinkers …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Rosy whelk — Whelk Whelk, n. [OE. whelke, dim. of whele. See {Wheal} a pustule.] [1913 Webster] 1. A papule; a pustule; acne. His whelks white. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale. [1913 Webster] {Chin whelk} (Med.), sycosis. {Rosy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rum — Rum, n. [probably shortened from Prov. E. rumbullion a great tumult, formerly applied in the island of Barbadoes to an intoxicating liquor.] A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rum bud — Rum Rum, n. [probably shortened from Prov. E. rumbullion a great tumult, formerly applied in the island of Barbadoes to an intoxicating liquor.] A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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