Spotted Spot"ted, a. Marked with spots; as, a spotted garment or character. ``The spotted panther.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Spotted fever} (Med.), a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro-spinal meningitis.

{Spotted tree} (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Flindersia maculosa}); -- so called because its bark falls off in spots. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Spotted — Spot Spot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spotting}.] 1. To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures; as, to spot a garment; to spot paper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spotted — spot ► NOUN 1) a small round mark differing in colour or texture from the surface around it. 2) a pimple. 3) a particular place, point, or position. 4) a place for an individual item in a show. 5) informal, chiefly Brit. a small amount: a spot of …   English terms dictionary

  • spotted — adj. marked or decorated with spots. Phrases and idioms: spotted dick (or dog) 1 Brit. a suet pudding containing currants. 2 a Dalmatian dog. spotted fever 1 cerebrospinal meningitis. 2 typhus. Derivatives: spottedness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • spotted — adjective a) Discoloured by spots; stained. the spotted hyena b) (no comparative or superlative) Characterized by spots (used especially of animals and plants). Syn: blotched …   Wiktionary

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