Ulocentra stigmaea

Ulocentra stigmaea
Speck Speck, n. [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.] 1. A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit. ``Gray sand, with black specks.'' --Anson. [1913 Webster]

2. A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money. [1913 Webster]

Many bright specks bubble up along the blue Egean. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A small etheostomoid fish ({Ulocentra stigm[ae]a}) common in the Eastern United States. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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