A woman with freckles on her cheek.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English frekel, altered ; from frakene ; from Scandinavian as inch(es) Norwegian dialect, dialectal frokle, freckle and amp; Norwegian frekna, Danish fregne, Swedish fräkne, Old Norse freknōttr, freckled ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)p(h)ereg-, to strew: see spark
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Origin: From Middle English frakles, freckles, alteration of fraknes, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Icelandic freknōttr, freckly.
- freckˈly adjective
freckle - Medical Definition