"speck" Definition

  1. n. The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus.
  2. n. A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit.
  3. n. A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money.
  4. n. A small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmaea) common in the Eastern United States.
  5. v. t. To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.

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Position in dictionary: 93182 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., v. t.,
Words that start with "speck": 11
Words that end with "speck": 2
Words that contain "speck": 16
Next words in dictionary: specked, specking, speckle, speckled, speckled-belly
Previous words in dictionary: specious, speciosity, speciocities, specimen, specifying

English Dictionary Definition of speck

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