speckle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The noun is from Middle Dutch spekkel; the verb was later coined from the noun, in the late 16th century.

Noun[edit]

speckle (plural speckles)

  1. A small spot or speck on the skin, plumage or foliage.
  2. (physics) The random distribution of light when it is scattered by a rough surface.

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Verb[edit]

speckle (third-person singular simple present speckles, present participle speckling, simple past and past participle speckled)

  1. To mark with speckles.