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

Examples of pecky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dining room has a crystal wall sconces and a ceiling of pecky cypress. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022 The handcrafted tiles complement the texture of warm pecky cypress on a soaring ceiling that expresses the arch idea in a Palm Beach vernacular. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Jan. 2022 In lieu of a traditional tile backsplash, the designer continued the pecky cypress to the ceiling. Blake Miller, House Beautiful, 7 Sep. 2021 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, 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, AL.com, 15 Feb. 2018 The pecky cypress cabinets, topped with white marble, give the room a clean, modern aesthetic. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, 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, OrlandoSentinel.com, 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, 20 July 2017 See More

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Word History


peck entry 3

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pecky was in 1848

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“Pecky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pecky. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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