Mottle



[mot-l] /ˈmɒt l/

verb (used with object), mottled, mottling.
1.
to mark or diversify with spots or blotches of a different color or shade.
noun
2.
a diversifying spot or blotch of color.
3.
coloring or pattern.
/ˈmɒtəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
noun
2.
a mottled appearance, as of the surface of marble
3.
one streak or blotch of colour in a mottled surface
n.

1670s, probably a back-formation from motley.
v.

1670s; see mottle (n.). Related: Mottled; mottling.

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