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pecky

[ pek-ee ]
/ ˈpɛk i /
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adjective, peck·i·er, peck·i·est.(of timber)
spotted with fungi.
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Origin of pecky

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; peck1 + -y1
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How to use pecky in a sentence

  • If he is doubtful about the mess, then a mere pecky sampling of it will do no good.

    The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
  • The latter fungus is the same or is closely related to that which tunnels the trunk of incense cedar and produces pecky cypress.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
  • Sometimes as in "pecky" or "peggy" cypress, 235 the decayed tracts are tubular.

    Wood and Forest|William Noyes
  • And her sister was worse: she was perfectly pecky, and shut up with a click.

    Somehow Good|William de Morgan
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