nose ring

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:
1780–90

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nose ring
 
n
a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull

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nose ring

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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