1) Pied, or perhaps spotted, used of animals, particularly cattle.

1402 unam vaccam fleckyde viz nigra et alba, Normanton

1539 a flecke stott, Whitwood

1660 the cow being a flect one and the quy or calfe a browne, Brayton. A tanner’s accounts have a reference where the meaning is clearly not ‘pied’: 1616 one browne fleckt hide, Almondbury.

dates 1402 1539 1616 1660

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