probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian kjennspak quick to recognize
1616, in the meaning defined above
“Kenspeckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kenspeckle. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
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