I was reading a book and I saw the word "stains" in a sentence. Here is the sentence:
Out of the shed came a long, low, yellow-and-brown animal. There were red, wet stains around its mouth and neck.
Source: "Tooth and Claw".
I looked up the defintion of it but I can't decide which one is used in this sentence. Here are the definitions:
- a discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or chemically reacted with a material; a spot not easily removed.
- a natural spot or patch of color different from that of the basic color, as on the body of an animal.
- a cause of reproach; stigma; blemish:
Which one could it be?