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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The hair growing on the human upper lip, especially when cultivated and groomed.
  • n. Something similar to the cultivated, groomed hair on the human upper lip, as:
  • n. A group of bristles or hairs about the mouth of an animal.
  • n. Distinctive coloring or feathers near the beak of a bird.
  • n. Food or drink sticking conspicuously to the upper lip: wiped the milk mustache from my face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair left growing above the mouth.
  • n. A West African monkey (Cercopithecus cephus). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose.
  • n. Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird.
  • n. A stain or discoloration on the upper lip of a person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The beard worn on the upper lip of men; the unshaven hair of the upper lip: frequently used in the plural, as if the hair on each side of the lip were to be regarded as a mustache.
  • n. . A long ringlet hanging beside the face, a part of a woman's head-dress in the seventeenth century.
  • n. In zoology:
  • n. Hairs or bristles like a mustache; whiskers; rictal vibrissæ mystaces.
  • n. A mystacine, malar, or maxillary stripe of color in a bird's plumage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French moustache, from Italian dialectal mustaccio, from Medieval Greek moustakion, from Greek mustax, mustache, upper lip.

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