Mottle
Mottle Mot"tle, n. A mottled appearance. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mottle — Mot tle, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mottle — vb *spot, spatter, sprinkle, fleck, stipple, marble, speckle, spangle, bespangle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mottle — ► NOUN ▪ a mottled marking …   English terms dictionary

  • mottle — [mät′ l] vt. mottled, mottling [back form. < mottled < MOTLEY + ED] to mark with blotches, streaks, and spots of different colors or shades n. 1. such a blotch, streak, or spot 2. a mottled pattern or coloring, as of marble mottled adj …   English World dictionary

  • mottle — {{11}}mottle (n.) 1670s, probably a back formation from MOTLEY (Cf. motley). {{12}}mottle (v.) 1670s; see MOTTLE (Cf. mottle) (n.). Related: MOTTLED (Cf. Mottled); mottling …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mottle — This Appaloosa horse shows mottling around its mouth and nostrils. In this particular case, it is a normal hereditary trait linked to a spotted coat color pattern and not a sign of disease Mottle or mottling is the appearance of uneven spots. It… …   Wikipedia

  • mottle — 1. verb / mɑt əl/ To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate. 2. noun / mɑt əl/ a) a distinguishing blotch of color The most common symptom is a mild mottle on the youngest leaves of infected… …   Wiktionary

  • mottle — I. noun Etymology: probably back formation from motley Date: 1676 1. a colored spot 2. a. a surface having colored spots or blotches b. the arrangement of such spots or blotches on a surface 3. mosaic 5 • mottled adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mottle — mottlement, n. mottler, n. /mot l/, v., mottled, mottling, n. v.t. 1. to mark or diversify with spots or blotches of a different color or shade. n. 2. a diversifying spot or blotch of color. 3. mottled coloring or pattern. [1670 80; prob. back… …   Universalium

  • mottle — Fine inhomogeneity of an area of generally uniform opacity on a photograph or radiograph; noise. [fr. motley, fr. M.E. mot, speck] quantum m. m. caused by the statistical fluctuation of the number of photons absorbed by the intensifying screens… …   Medical dictionary

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