|1.||[ noun ] a small contrasting part of something|
|Synonyms:||patch spot fleck dapple speckle|
"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice": "a fleck of red"
|Related terms:||marking plaque speck macule nebula fret spot stipple speckle spot|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of spotting or staining something|
|Related terms:||soiling tarnish|