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Definition of the noun bluenose

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noun - plural:

  • bluenose: bluenoses
  • Bluenose: Bluenoses

  1. a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of bluenose: Nova Scotian
    • more generic word: Canadian = a native or inhabitant of Canada

Alternative definition of the noun bluenose


  1. A prude
  2. A nickname for a person from Nova Scotia, Canada.
  3. A nickname for a follower of Everton Football Club
  4. A nickname for a follower of Birmingham City Football Club


"Bluenose" is an artwork by William E. deGarthe.


  1. Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. A celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963; leaking and worn out, she was dismantled in 2010, and rebuilt in the same shipyard as its ancestors in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and launched in 2013. The name "bluenose" originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.
  2. The Bluenose is the nickname for a 50-cent definitive postage stamp issued by the Canadian Post Office on 8 January 1929 as part of the King George V "Scroll Issue”. Scott number is 158 with a perforation of 12. The stamp depicts the fishing schooner Bluenose and the design, by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa, is a montage of two different images of the vessel, racing off Halifax Harbour. The stamp is considered a classic even though it was issued after 1900. It has been called "Canada's Finest Stamp" and is a favorite among collectors.

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Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

the seed covering having a distinctly blue cast a bluenose is a person from Nova Scotia or a puritanical person blueprint originated from the (original) process in which prints were composed of white lines on a blue ground or blue lines on a ...

Google previewCooking For My Gluten Free Girlfriend (2015)

by Chris Brown

The Bluenose is the sailing vessel that appears on the Canadian dime. Unfortunately the Bluenose was still on dry docks for the Winter, but the museum had a great history of the vessel including tours of other sailing and fishing ships docked ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (2008)

by Michael Lück

Monica De Nardi Jeff Wilks Bluenose (Schooner) Bluenose is the name of a Canadian fishing schooner built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and launched in 1921. The schooner was built to challenge the American fishing fleet sailing out of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Canada (2010)

by Barry M. Gough

The Bluenose won the trophy in 1921, its first year of entry, and won successively for about two decades, causing rival American interests (who spent fortunes on new or improved designs) much frustration. A deep-sea sealer of fine qualities, ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

[SE bluenose, a variety of potato native to Nova Scotia, but note late 1 7C Scot, bluenose, ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

bluenose. noun. a Nova Scotian CANADA, 1785 This persistent nickname for residents of the province has several suggested origins, starting of course with the colour the nose turns in cold weather on a fishing boat, as well as an attribution ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

'Bluenose' disease is a form of PHOTOSENSITISATION occurring in the horse, following the eating of some particular meadow plant. The name arises from the blue discoloration observed in some cases on the muzzle (but not, for example, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Small Silver Coins (2010)

by Roger Dewardt Lane

RV: Schooner Bluenose, running left, CANADA above 1947 (maple leaf) to right, H to lower left, / 10 CENTS below. EDGE: Reeded MINT: (no mintmark) = Royal Canadian Mint, OTTAWA DESIGNER: (obv) H P = Thomas Hugh Paget (rev) H ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Nautical Literacy (2003)

by Robert McKenna

bluenose, name given to a Canadian inhabitant of the Maritime Provinces, especially Nova Scotia. The term is also used for ...

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Small photo of HALIFAX, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017: Members of the Pirates of Halifax troupe pose with tourists in front of The Bluenose at the Tall Ships event.Small photo of The Bluenose covered up in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.Small photo of Happy Bluenose pit bull terrier waving hello, laying in the grass.Small photo of Halifax, Nova Scotia / Canada - September 09, 2016: The Bluenose II built in Lunenberg, NS shown here in the Halifax Harbour.Small photo of Halifax, Nova Scotia / Canada - September 09, 2016: The Bluenose II built in Lunenberg, NS shown here in the Halifax Harbour.Small photo of Halifax, Nova Scotia / Canada - September 09, 2016: The Bluenose II built in Lunenberg, NS shown here in the Halifax Harbour.Small photo of Halifax, Nova Scotia / Canada - September 09, 2016: The Bluenose II built in Lunenberg, NS shown here in the Halifax Harbour. More...

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Scrabble value of B3L1U1E1N1O1S1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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