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Verb: mottle  mó-t(u)l
  1. Mark with spots or blotches of different colour or shades of colour as if stained
    - streak, blotch
     
  2. Colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    - dapple, cloud
Noun: mottle  mó-t(u)l
  1. An irregular arrangement of patches of colour
    "it was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green"

Derived forms: mottles, mottling, mottled

Type of: color [US], color in [US], coloring [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colouring [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], spot

Encyclopedia: Mottle