Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a point or points; pointed.
  • In mathematics, having an acnode, or point separate from the rest of the locus spoken of.
  • In botany and zoology, having dots scattered over the surface; studded with points, as of color, shape, texture, etc.; dotted; pitted.

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

  • adjective marked by spots, dots, points, or punctures.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin pūnctum, prick mark, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see punctuate.]

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  • Marked or covered with small points, dots, spots, or circular depressions or elevations.

    November 5, 2007

  • Something cute about this word.

    November 5, 2007