[ ken-spek-uhl ]
/ ˈkɛnˌspɛk əl /
adjective Scot. and North England.
conspicuous; easily seen or recognized.
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British Dictionary definitions for kenspeckle
/ (ˈkɛnˌspɛkəl) /
Scot easily seen or recognized
Word Origin for kenspeckle
C18: from dialect kenspeck, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kennispecki power of recognition; related to ken
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