One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A soft red birthmark.
blotch, mark, pop, spot, smudge, dot, speck, speckle, smear, stain, streak, stripe, blemishView synonyms
- ‘‘They are sometimes called strawberry marks because they are red in colour with a raised appearance.’’
- ‘Treatment for unsightly port-wine stains and strawberry marks has been greatly improved with the use of lasers.’
- ‘Red birthmarks such as ‘port wine stain’ and strawberry marks and hemangiomas can be effectively and safely treated with the pulsed dye laser.’
- ‘They may also grow and then get smaller, sometimes in conjunction with a strawberry mark.’
- ‘I thanked her, and she looked at me, the strawberry mark pinker in the light of the candle.’
- ‘The strawberry mark, for example, has a raised red surface and looks somewhat unpleasant for a period of time.’
- ‘And, I'm not a doctor but I don't really think strawberry marks are due to him being premature.’
- ‘If a lot of these strawberry marks occur you might want to consult your pediatrician.’
- ‘What a luxury it would be to so many people if a strawberry mark was the worst of their problems.’
- ‘Smythe's strawberry mark gave place to a disease of the skin which might have had a nervous origin and be susceptible to faith healing.’
- ‘The strawberry mark appears shortly after birth as a raised red spot that usually fades by adolescence.’
- ‘This approach is particularly appropriate for the treatment of strawberry marks which often shrink by themselves.’
- ‘My baby boy developed a strawberry mark soon after birth on the back of his head.’
- ‘Usually there is only one strawberry mark, but sometimes several come up at the same time.’
- ‘A few strawberry marks are larger and more obvious at birth.’
- ‘After the age of six months, the strawberry marks usually begin to shrink and fade.’
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