Mottle

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mottle \Mot"tle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Mottled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mottling}.] [From {Mottled}.] To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mottle \Mot"tle\, noun A mottled appearance.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mottle

noun

1: an irregular arrangement of patches of color; "it was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green"

verb

1: mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained [syn: {mottle}, {streak}, {blotch}]

2: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn: {mottle}, {dapple}, {cloud}]


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