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caste mark

noun
1.
(in India) a mark, usually on the forehead, symbolizing and identifying caste membership.
2.
a distinctive trait, associated with a group or class and marking a person as a member.
Origin of caste mark
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • The caste mark on the largest idol's head was a polished ruby, overlooked doubtless during the loot.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn

    Harold MacGrath

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