Mustache

Mus*tache"

(ms*tsh"; 277), n.;
pl. Mustaches ().
[Written also moustache.]
[F. moustache, It. mostaccio visage, mostacchio mustache, fr. Gr. my`stax upper lip and the beard upon it; cf. ma`stax mouth: cf. Sp. mostacho.] 1. That part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair left growing above the mouth.
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2. (Zol.) A West African monkey (Cercopithecus cephus). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose.
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3. (Zol.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird.
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4. A stain or discoloration on the upper lip of a person; as, wearing a milk mustache. [informal]
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