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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ear·mark /ˈɪrˌmɑrk/
 耳上記號,特徵,記號,標記(vt.)在耳朵做記號,弄上記號,充作

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ear·mark n.
 1. A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.
 2. A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.
    Money is said to have no earmark.   --Wharton.
    Flying, he [a slave] should be described by the rounding of his head, and his earmark.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
    A set of intellectual ideas . . . have earmarks upon them, no tokens of a particular proprietor.   --Burrow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ear·mark, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earmarked p. pr. & vb. n. Earmarking.]
 1. To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 earmark
      n 1: identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
      2: a distinctive characteristic or attribute [syn: hallmark,
         trademark, stylemark]
      v : give or assign a share of money or time to a particular
          person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your
          research" [syn: allow, appropriate, set aside, reserve]