Jewish nose  

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"A considerable study has been made on the "Jewish" nose. It has been found that this nose is far less prevalent among Jews than popularly supposed. Furthermore, it is most prevalent among Jews when it is also prevalent among the general population, as among Mediterranean or Bavarian people." --Holden, Harold Miller (1950), Noses, World Publishing Company, p. 69,

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Jewish nose or Jew's nose that refers to a hooked nose with a convex nasal bridge and a downward turn of the tip of the nose element of the Jewish stereotype. Although it has been found that this nose type is equally as common among Jews as it is in the general population in countries where this type of nose is most prevalent, such as in the Mediterranean region, the representation of the Jewish nose has persisted in antisemitic caricatures and has also been adopted by many Jews as a part of their ethnic identity.

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