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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A mark of identification made on the ear of an animal. Also: a distinguishing mark or quality by which something can be known.

Usage examples (19)
  • Because the farmer brands his cattle with a unique earmark we knew the lost calf belonged to him.
  • I will earmark this money for your research
  • "If they don't like the term earmark, they can call it a member initiative.
  • Glad Shor wrote the earmark is for “Asian carp fish.” for more
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