noun Date: 1922 a spot or streak left by tears • tearstained adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tearstain — tear·stain (tîrʹstān ) n. A track or mark left by tears.   tearʹ stained adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • tearstain — noun /ˈtɪəsteɪn/ Any stain produced from tears from the eye …   Wiktionary

  • tearstain — n. mark or trail of teardrop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tearstain — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a spot or streak left by tears 2. : a reddish or reddish green streaking of citrus fruits that occurs in some diseases (as anthracnose or melanose) or is caused by attacks of the rust mite …   Useful english dictionary

  • tearstained — adjective see tearstain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • citrus anthracnose — noun : a disease of various citrus plants (as orange, lemon, and grapefruit) caused by a fungus (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) and characterized by twig blight of mature tips, leaf spots, and fruit stains, spots, or rots compare tearstain …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear streak — noun : tearstain 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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