unfreckled

freckle

[frek-uhl]
noun
1.
one of the small, brownish spots on the skin that are caused by deposition of pigment and that increase in number and darken on exposure to sunlight; lentigo.
2.
any small spot or discoloration: freckles of paint spattered on the floor.
verb (used with object), freckled, freckling.
3.
to cover with freckles; produce freckles on.
verb (used without object), freckled, freckling.
4.
to become freckled.

Origin:
1350–1400; blend of obsolete frecken freckle (Middle English frekne < Old Norse *frekna; compare freknōttr speckled, Norwegian, Icelandic frekna, Swedish fräkna freckle) and speckle (noun)

unfreckled, adjective
well-freckled, adjective
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freckle (ˈfrɛkəl)
 
n
1.  Technical name: lentigo a small brownish spot on the skin: a localized deposit of the pigment melanin, developed by exposure to sunlight
2.  any small area of discoloration; a spot
3.  slang (Austral) the anus
 
vb
4.  to mark or become marked with freckles or spots
 
[C14: from Old Norse freknur freckles; related to Swedish fräkne, Danish fregne]
 
'freckled
 
adj
 
'freckly
 
adj

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freckle
late 14c., probably from O.N. freknur (pl.) "freckles," of unknown origin. Related: Freckles.
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freckle freck·le (frěk'əl)
n.
A small brownish spot on the skin, often turning darker or increasing in number upon exposure to the sun.

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