[ burth-mahrk ]
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  1. a minor disfigurement or blemish on a person's skin at birth; nevus.

Origin of birthmark

First recorded in 1570–80; birth + mark1

Words Nearby birthmark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use birthmark in a sentence

  • She gloried in the impact that felled the great brute with the liver patch on his cheek, which was like a birthmark of war.

    The Last Shot | Frederick Palmer
  • Without hesitation I set down the bad as born to be foes not friends, and as bearing the birthmark of internecine hate.

    The Memorabilia | Xenophon

British Dictionary definitions for birthmark


/ (ˈbɜːθˌmɑːk) /

  1. a blemish or new growth on skin formed before birth, usually brown or dark red; naevus

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