Naso

The “surname” of Ovid, the Roman poet, author of Metamorphoses. Naso means “nose,” hence Holofernes' pun: “And why Naso, but for smelling out the odoriferous flowers of fancy.” (Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost, iv. 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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