speckled wood

noun

a common woodland brown satyrid butterfly, Pararge aegeria, marked with pale orange or yellowish-white spots

Nearby words

  1. speckle,
  2. speckle interferometry,
  3. speckle pattern,
  4. speckled,
  5. speckled trout,
  6. specs,
  7. spect,
  8. spectacle,
  9. spectacled,
  10. spectacled cobra

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Examples from the Web for speckled wood

  • Beside the woods I mentioned for dyeing and other uses as fustick, speckled-wood, etc.

    A Voyage to New Holland|William Dampier