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kenspeckle

or kenspeckled

[ken-spek-uh l] /ˈkɛnˌspɛk əl/
adjective, Scot. and North England.
1.
conspicuous; easily seen or recognized.
Origin of kenspeckle
1705-1715
1705-15; derivative (see -le) of kenspeck (< Scandinavian; compare Norwegian kjennespak quick at recognizing, literally, know-clever); see ken
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kenspeckle

/ˈkɛnˌspɛkəl/
adjective
1.
(Scot) easily seen or recognized
Word Origin
C18: from dialect kenspeck, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kennispecki power of recognition; related to ken
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