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freckle

noun [C] uk   /ˈfrek.l̩/ us  
a small, pale brown spot on the skin, usually on the face, especially of a person with pale skin: He has red hair and freckles.
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freckled
adjective uk   /-l̩d/ ( also freckly,   /-əl.i/   ) us  
a freckly complexion
Translations of “freckle”
in Korean 주근깨…
in Arabic نَمْشة, كَلْفة…
in French tache de rousseur…
in Turkish çil, güneşin oluşturduğu çiller…
in Italian lentiggine…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指膚色淺的人臉上的)雀斑,小斑點…
in Russian веснушка…
in Polish pieg…
in Spanish peca…
in Portuguese sarda…
in German die Sommersprosse…
in Catalan piga…
in Japanese そばかす…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指肤色浅的人脸上的)雀斑,小斑点…
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