Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SPECK, noun [This word may be formed from peck, for peckled has been used for speckled, spotted as though pecked.]

1. A spot; a stain; a small place in any thing that is discolored by foreign matter, or is of a color different from that of the main substance; as a speck on paper or cloth.

2. A very small thing.

SPECK, verb transitive To spot; to stain in spots or drops.