\ ˈpe-kē How to pronounce pecky (audio) \

Definition of pecky

1 : marked by lenticular or finger-shaped pockets of decay caused by fungi pecky cypress
2 : containing discolored or shriveled grains pecky rice

Examples of pecky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first floor includes a master suite with a spacious closet, study, guest suite, great room with pecky cypress wood beams and two-car garage. Dallas News, "Holmes Builders features modern farmhouse in Coppell," 22 Mar. 2020 Here, neutral furnishings, pecky cypress accents, and durable upholstery work in tandem with designer pillows, modern art, family portraits, and select pieces from Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta. Birmingham Magazine,, "See inside this family's modern farmhouse," 15 Feb. 2018 The pecky cypress cabinets, topped with white marble, give the room a clean, modern aesthetic. Birmingham Magazine,, "This Birmingham family has the ultimate dream kitchen," 16 Apr. 2018 Other features include a wooden front door made from pecky cypress, a ballroom and library, and a courtyard with a pond and mermaid statue. Jason Ruiter,, "New owner of Howey mansion makes progress on restoration," 4 Sep. 2017 The studio's two side walls are covered in iridescent tiles and reflect light streaming in from its large, horizontal window and cupola in the vaulted, pecky cypress ceiling. Madeleine Winer, The Courier-Journal, "Coastal meets Southern rustic in this elegant Goshen estate," 20 July 2017 A wall of pecky cypress paneling also adds warmth to the living room. Susan Langenhennig,, "Intrigued by tiny houses? Check out this Folsom 'mini barn'," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of pecky

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pecky was in 1848

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“Pecky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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