from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sarne as nævous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Spotted; freckled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having naevi.
  • adjective Naevoid.
  • adjective Spotted or freckled.


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  • adj., spotted, freckled

    July 9, 2008

  • specifically, having naevi (pl. of naevus a pigmented, raised, or otherwise abnormal skin-spot; birthmark, mole, freckle).

    and no wonder this word is so pretty: wiktionary lists it as an alternative spelling of nevose, the feminine pl. of nevoso, italian for "snowy."

    July 22, 2008