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freck·le

 (frĕk′əl)
n.
Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
tr. & intr.v. freck·led, freck·ling, freck·les
To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.

[From Middle English frakles, freckles, alteration of fraknes, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse freknōttr, freckly.]

freck′ly adj.
Translations
مُنَمِّش، ذو كَلَف
freknóttur
pehavý

freckle

(ˈfrekl) noun
a small brown spot on the skin. In summer her face was always covered with freckles.
verb
to cover with small brown spots.
ˈfreckled, ˈfreckly adjective
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I'm not usually that freckly either but I'd just come back from a holiday in America.
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