widow's peak

noun

Definition of widow's peak 

: a point formed by the hairline in front

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The show's host, Sanjeev Kapoor, a slight man with a widow's peak and dimples, taught traditional and original Indian recipes, and my mother urged me to transcribe once again. Pooja Makhijani, Bon Appetit, "How Julia Child and Hours of PBS Helped My Mother Adapt to Her New American Life," 5 Sep. 2017

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1681, in the meaning defined above

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