scent mark

nounAnimal Behavior.
  1. a distinctive odor that an animal deposits on the ground or other surface, as by urinating, which functions as an identifying signal to other animals of the species.

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Other definitions for scent-mark (2 of 2)

[ sent-mahrk ]

verb (used without object)
  1. to deposit a scent mark; mark.

verb (used with object)
  1. to deposit a scent mark on; mark.

Origin of scent-mark

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023