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Roman nose

PRONUNCIATION:
(RO-muhn noz)

MEANING:
noun: A nose having a prominent bridge. Also known as a hook nose or aquiline nose.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the belief that this type of nose was common among the Romans.

USAGE:
"The question is: Will Mr. Morales, a strapping Aymara Indian with a Roman nose, an infectious smile and a shock of long black hair, catch on as a durable fashion influence?"
Juan Forero; The Fashion of the Populist; The New York Times; Feb 2, 2006.

See more usage examples of Roman nose in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man. -Arnold Toynbee, historian (1889-1975)

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