Definition of Freckle

1. Noun. A small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin.

Exact synonyms: Lentigo
Group relationships: Cutis, Skin, Tegument
Generic synonyms: Macula, Macule
Derivative terms: Lentiginous



2. Verb. Become freckled. "I freckle easily"
Generic synonyms: Spot

3. Verb. Mark with freckles.
Generic synonyms: Spot

Definition of Freckle

1. n. A small yellowish or brownish spot in the skin, particularly on the face, neck, or hands.

2. v. t. To sprinkle or mark with freckles or small discolored spots; to spot.

3. v. i. To become covered or marked with freckles; to be spotted.

Definition of Freckle

1. Noun. A small brownish or reddish pigmentation spot on the surface of the skin. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cover with freckles. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To become covered with freckles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Freckle

1. to mark with freckles (small, brownish spots) [v -LED, -LING, -LES]

Medical Definition of Freckle

1. 1. A small yellowish or brownish spot in the skin, particularly on the face, neck, or hands. 2. Any small spot or discolouration. Origin: Dim, from the same root as freak. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Freckle

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frecking
freckle (current term)
freckled
freckled duck
freckled ducks
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freckleless
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Literary usage of Freckle

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Cf. Goth./a/Ai/riis, lit. fee-greedy, avaricious. Der freak-isk, Pope, \Vife of Bath, 91. freckle is the diminutive ; see freckle. freckle, a small spot. ..."

2. Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Diseases by Arthur Van Harlingen (1895)
"freckle.—(See Lentigo.) Fungous Foot of India, called also Madura foot, Podel- coma, Mycetoma, etc., is a peculiar endemic disease of the skin and deeper ..."

3. The Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal (1876)
"Fowlers freckle Lotion.—Some time since, an advertisement appeared in the " Ledger," one of the newspapers of this city, in which it was stated that several ..."

4. Pamphlets on Forestry in Hawaii (1917)
"The Hawaiian freckle or black spot disease of the leaves and fruit (PI. ... For this reason and to avoid confusion, the name " freckle " is suggested for ..."

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