Definition of 'speckle'
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The speckled wood butterfly haunts woodland paths where some sunlight comes through. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These colours can be speckled or spiced up with added sparkle and are available in perfectly smooth or textured options. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The square of metal grille is speckled with paint of a colour it was once but is no longer supposed to be. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Deep blue flowers speckled white. Winter Garden Glory (1993)Families of starlings are also invading the wild cherry trees for their fruit, the brown young ones alongside the speckled older birds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)From the top deck I can see the speckled effect of gum on pavements. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The females are speckled brown; the males, mostly white. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some robins that were early builders already have large young in the nest - four or five speckled birds looking out for food with beady eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The young birds, which are speckled brown like the hens, tend to lurk beneath the hedge. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Along woodland paths, or alongside tall hedgerows, speckled wood butterflies flit between the sun and the shade. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But speckled woods can go on spinning round each other, rising higher and higher, for minutes on end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Use any mustard, but I like the speckled effect and flavour of wholegrain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The tightly knit skin is speckled and a bit dirty, but easily peeled; the segments fill the pith and have two pips each. Food Watch (1994)
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