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flyspeck

[ flahy-spek ]
/ ˈflaɪˌspɛk /
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noun
a speck or tiny stain from the excrement of a fly.
any minute spot.
Plant Pathology. a disease of pome fruits, characterized by small, raised, dark spots on the fruit, caused by a fungus, Leptothyrium pomi.
verb (used with object)
to mark with flyspecks.
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Origin of flyspeck

First recorded in 1850–55; fly1 + speck
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British Dictionary definitions for flyspeck

flyspeck
/ (ˈflaɪˌspɛk) /

noun
the small speck of the excrement of a fly
a small spot or speck
verb
(tr) to mark with flyspecks
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