(initial capital letter). Also, Blue Nose. Canadian. an inhabitant of the Maritime Provinces, especially of Nova Scotia.
a sailing vessel of Nova Scotia.
a seaman on such a vessel.
Origin of bluenose
1780-85(def 2, 3); 1925-30, Americanism (def 1);blue + nose; (def 1) cf. blue law, etc.; (def 2, 3) originally a derisive name for a person residing in Nova Scotia before the Loyalists' arrival; allegedly so called from a variety of potato with a bluish tip, though there is no certain evidence for this or any of various other explanations of the name