freckle

A freckle is a small, brownish spot on the skin. You might have a few freckles on your nose, or a lot of freckles across your shoulders and arms.

Most babies don't have any freckles, but people who are genetically predisposed to them and spend time in the sun tend to get freckles as children. People with pale skin, and sometimes red hair, have a tendency to get freckles and are more vulnerable to the sun's UV rays. If you have freckles, you should definitely use sunblock. When new freckles appear, you can say that you freckle.

Definitions of freckle
  1. noun
    a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
    synonyms: lentigo
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    type of:
    macula, macule
    a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
  2. verb
    become freckled
    “I freckle easily”
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    type of:
    spot
    become spotted
  3. verb
    mark with freckles
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    type of:
    spot
    mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
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