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beauty spot

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noun
  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.
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Origin of beauty spot

First recorded in 1650–60
Also called beauty mark (for defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for beauty spot

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Greenmantle

    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

noun
  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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