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fleck

Noun

1 a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: bit, chip, flake, scrap]
2 a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, maculation] v : make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" [syn: spot, blob, blot]

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see Fleck

English

Etymology

From flekked, from Old Norse flekka "to spot," from Proto-Germanic *flekk-.

Pronunciation

  • /flɛk/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛk

Noun

  1. A flake
  2. A lock, as of wool.
  3. A small spot or streak; a speckle.

Translations

Verb

  1. To mark with small spots

Translations

Extensive Definition

Fleck is a surname, and may refer to:
fleck in German: Fleck
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