a speck; a small bit: a fleck of dirt.
a spot or small patch of color, light, etc.: the dapple mare with flecks of gray.
a spot or mark on the skin, as a freckle.
verb (used with object)
to mark with a fleck or flecks; spot; dapple.

1350–1400; Middle English flekked spotted; akin to Old Norse flekkr spot, streak, Old High German flec (German Fleck), Middle Low German, Middle Dutch vlecken to soil

fleckless, adjective
flecklessly, adverb
flecky, adjective
unflecked, adjective

flecks, flex.

4. bespeckle, spatter, dot, speck, daub.
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fleck (flɛk)
1.  a small marking or streak; speckle
2.  a small particle; speck: a fleck of dust
3.  (tr) Also: flecker to mark or cover with flecks; speckle
[C16: probably from Old Norse flekkr stain, spot; related to Old High German flec spot, plot of land]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from O.N. flekka "to spot," from P.Gmc. *flekk- (cf. M.Du. vlecke, O.H.G. flec, Ger. Fleck). Related: Flecked; flecking. The noun is first recorded 1590s, probably from the verb.
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Example sentences
If so, it is undoubtedly a meteor, a fleck of space rock glowing white-hot as it races through the upper atmosphere.
Compared with the giant skeletons that spin museum turnstiles, this embedded crocodile tooth is an unprepossessing fleck.
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