Speck meaning

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A small spot, mark, or stain.
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(uncountable) A juniper-flavoured ham originally from Tyrol.
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A very small bit; particle.
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To mark with specks.
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(countable) A tiny spot, especially of dirt etc.

A tiny speck of soot.

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A very small thing; a particle; a whit.

He has not a speck of money.

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A small etheostomoid fish, Etheostoma (Doration) stigmaeum, common in the eastern United States.
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To mark with specks; to speckle.

Paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.

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The blubber of whales or other marine mammals.
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The fat of the hippopotamus.
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A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
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A tiny amount; a bit.

Not a speck of truth in her story.

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To mark with specks.
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Origin of speck

  • Middle English specke from Old English specca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English specca (“small spot, stain").

    From Wiktionary