freckle vs lentigo what difference

what is difference between freckle and lentigo

English

Etymology

From Middle English freken, frekel, from Old Norse freknur pl (compare Swedish fräknar, Danish fregner), s-less variant of Old English sprecel from Proto-Germanic *sprekalą (freckle) (compare dialectal Norwegian sprekla, Middle High German spreckel), from Proto-Indo-European *sp(h)er(e)g- (to strew, sprinkle). Cognate with Albanian fruth (measles). More at spark. Related to spry, sprack.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹɛkəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkəl

Noun

freckle (plural freckles)

  1. A small brownish or reddish pigmentation spot on the surface of the skin.
    • c. 1920s-1930s, Charlotte Druitt Cole, Runaway Jane:
      The rabbits came out from their burrows to peep,
      The wind whispered, “Hush! little Jane’s gone to sleep!”
      And the spiders came spinning a curtain of lace,
      Lest the sun should make freckles on Jane’s pretty face.
  2. Any small spot or discoloration.
  3. (Australia) A small sweet consisting of a flattish mound of chocolate covered in hundreds and thousands.
  4. (Australia, slang) The anus.

Synonyms

  • ephelis
  • lentigo

Related terms

  • beauty mark
  • dirt
  • sun kiss

Translations

Verb

freckle (third-person singular simple present freckles, present participle freckling, simple past and past participle freckled)

  1. (transitive) To cover with freckles.
  2. (intransitive) To become covered with freckles.

Related terms

  • freckled
  • freckleface
  • freckly

Translations

Anagrams

  • flecker


English

Noun

lentigo (countable and uncountable, plural lentigos or lentigines)

  1. (medicine) A brown pigmented spot on the skin.
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, The Olympia Press
      [] too much lentigo camouflaged her rosy rustic features []

Hyponyms

  • freckle

Derived terms

  • lentiginous

Translations

Anagrams

  • litogen

Spanish

Noun

lentigo m (plural lentigos)

  1. lentigo

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