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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

speckle (countable and uncountable, 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.
  3. (Scotland) Kind; sort.
  4. (cytology) A cluster of interchromatin granules in a nucleus

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VerbEdit

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

  1. To mark with speckles.

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