love bite

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: bite - a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover
erythema - abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
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Mr Carless, from Bargoed, allegedly told a colleague he was in a relationship with the girl - identified only as Pupil A - and claimed she had given him a love-bite during their one-night stay in a double room.
Despite being left with scars on the top of his head, he said: "It was just a love-bite, really."
But after giving Mr Maille a mock love-bite and grabbing him in a bear-hug, Evans bit a chunk out of his right nostril.