Blotched



a large, irregular spot or blot.
Plant Pathology.

a diseased, discolored spot or area on a plant.
a disease so characterized, usually accompanied by cankers and lesions.

a skin eruption; blemish.
to mark with blotches; blot, spot, or blur:
The floor of the forest was blotched with cool, dark moss.
Textiles. of or relating to blotch printing, or to the colored ground produced by this process.
Historical Examples

Puck of Pook’s Hill Rudyard Kipling
The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood
The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
Color Key to North American Birds Frank M. Chapman
The Diary of a Saint Arlo Bates
The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood
Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg
The Battle Of The Strong, Complete Gilbert Parker

noun
an irregular spot or discoloration, esp a dark and relatively large one such as an ink stain
verb
to become or cause to become marked by such discoloration
(intransitive) (of a pen or ink) to write or flow unevenly in blotches
n.
blotch
(blŏch)
Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.

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