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caste mark

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Definition of caste mark in English:

noun

A symbol on the forehead denoting membership of a particular Hindu caste.
Example sentences
  • His hair is oiled and groomed into a beehive topknot; his high, unfurrowed forehead is punctuated with a round caste mark.
  • Like the Hasidim with their pales, or the Indian woman with her caste mark.
  • It is almost like an Indian caste mark, but in this case appearing as a troubling presence, permanently in her consciousness.

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