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tonsure

noun [C] uk   /ˈtɒn.ʃər/  us   /ˈtɑːn.ʃɚ/
the top back part of a monk's head from which a circle of hair has been removed
Translations of “tonsure”
in Chinese (Traditional) (僧侶)頭頂後部剃光的部位…
in Chinese (Simplified) (僧侣)头顶后部剃光的部位…
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