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lentiginous

PRONUNCIATION:
(len-TIJ-uh-nuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Covered with freckles.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin lentiginosus (freckled), from lentigo (freckle), from lens (lentil).

USAGE:
"I realised that my freckly Celtic complexion wasn't a curse I had to endure for life, and my offensively lentiginous skin could be smoothed into picture-perfect ivory."
Simon Price; Cover-up, Powder and Eyeliner; The Guardian (London, UK); Dec 14, 2002.

See more usage examples of lentiginous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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