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flyspeck

[flahy-spek] /ˈflaɪˌspɛk/
noun
1.
a speck or tiny stain from the excrement of a fly.
2.
any minute spot.
3.
Plant Pathology. a disease of pome fruits, characterized by small, raised, dark spots on the fruit, caused by a fungus, Leptothyrium pomi.
verb (used with object)
4.
to mark with flyspecks.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; fly2 + speck
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flyspeck

/ˈflaɪˌspɛk/
noun
1.
the small speck of the excrement of a fly
2.
a small spot or speck
verb
3.
(transitive) to mark with flyspecks
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