Mustache Mus*tache" (m[u^]s*t[.a]sh"; 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A West African monkey ({Cercopithecus cephus}). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird. [1913 Webster]

4. A stain or discoloration on the upper lip of a person; as, wearing a milk mustache. [informal] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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