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
The counter is a beautiful dark green granite with flecks of blue and silver.
Flowers of the evergreen hybrids come in shades of purple with dark flecks and
  last well in bouquets.
Semolina is milled much more coarsely than ordinary flour, and flecks of bran
  usually show.
Some elderly males do become completely white, though many retain small flecks
  of dusky plumage.
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