beauty spot

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  1. a tiny, molelike patch worn, usually on the face, as to set off the fairness of the skin.
  2. a mole or other dark mark on the skin.
  3. a place of exceptional scenic or architectural beauty: Montserrat is the beauty spot of the islands.

Origin of beauty spot

First recorded in 1650–60
Also called beauty mark (for defs 1, 2). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for beauty spot

Historical Examples of beauty spot

  • One of these terraces, Monte Allegro, is the beauty-spot of Valparaiso.

    Los Gringos

    H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise

  • We asked the name of some beauty-spot to visit, and were told Cintra and shown the road to it.


    John Buchan

  • This palace of art, and the Albert monument in the park opposite, make the beauty-spot of London.

    Travels in South Kensington

    Moncure Daniel Conway

  • Many eulogistic statements have been made concerning this beauty-spot, but none have overpraised it.

  • The heavy eyebrows were a blemish indeed, but like a beauty-spot emphasized the melting eyes and the peachy skin.

    The Art of Disappearing

    John Talbot Smith

British Dictionary definitions for beauty spot

beauty spot

  1. a place of outstanding beauty
  2. a small dark-coloured patch or spot worn on a lady's face as an adornment or as a foil to her complexion
  3. a mole or other similar natural mark on the skin
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