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nose ring

noun
1.
a ring inserted in the nose of an animal, to facilitate leading it.
2.
a ring worn as an ornament in the nose.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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British Dictionary definitions for nose ring

nose ring

noun
1.
a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull
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ornament inserted through different parts of the nose for personal adornment and used sometimes to signify social rank. Nose ornaments have been found especially among people in India, New Guinea, Polynesia, the pre-Columbian Americas, Australia, and parts of Africa

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