a small speck, spot, or mark, as on skin.
speckled coloring or marking.
verb (used with object), speckled, speckling.
to mark with or as with speckles.

1400–50; late Middle English; see speck, -le

speckledness, noun
unspeckled, adjective
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speckle (ˈspɛkəl)
1.  a small or slight mark usually of a contrasting colour, as on the skin, a bird's plumage, or eggs
2.  (tr) to mark with or as if with speckles
[C15: from Middle Dutch spekkel; see speck]

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Word Origin & History

c.1400 (implied in speckled), probably related to O.E. specca "small spot, speck" (see speck) or from a related M.Du. or M.H.G. word. The noun is first attested c.1440.
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Example sentences
They had bright red borders and sometimes speckled centers on either a white or
  green ground.
Thanks to you and speckled hen for pointing out my malfunctioning understanding.
Their experiences will be as uncaused as the existence of the block whose
  speckled nature gives rise to those experiences.
Her blue denim shirt and khaki pants were stained with red and yellow blotches,
  and her long hair was also speckled with paint.
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