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A mark placed on a woman's forehead, sometimes spelled bottu. Typically of a circular shape, it varies in shape and size across South Asia. Ultimately, while a great deal of significance can be put on the cultural reason for such a decoration (does it, for example, signify the "third eye" or chastity or even lack of chastity?), many women simsimply put it there.
She was sporting her signature pottu when she espied Tulsi Das ogling her like a third-rate roadside romeo.
Added 2011-07-12 by Christine