field mark


Definition of field mark

: a marking (as of a bird) useful for identification from a distance

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First Known Use of field mark

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field mark was in 1902

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“Field mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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