Definition and Meanings for speck
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Part of Speech of speck
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of speck
Meaning of speck
- the blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus.
- a small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit.
- a very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money.
- a small etheostomoid fish (ulocentra stigmaea) common in the eastern united states.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.