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NOUN (1)

1. an irregular arrangement of patches of color;
- Example: "it was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green"


VERB (2)

1. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained;
[syn: mottle, streak, blotch]

2. colour with streaks or blotches of different shades;
[syn: mottle, dapple, cloud]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Mottle \Mot"tle\, n. A mottled appearance. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mottle n 1: an irregular arrangement of patches of color; "it was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green" v 1: mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained [syn: mottle, streak, blotch] 2: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn: mottle, dapple, cloud]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "mottle": band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, birthmark, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, brand, caste mark, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, checker, checkmark, cicatrix, cicatrize, cut, dapple, dappledness, dappleness, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, discolor, discoloration, dot, dottedness, earmark, engrave, engraving, flake, fleck, flick, freckle, freckliness, gash, graving, hack, harlequin, hatch, impress, imprint, iris, jot, lentigo, line, macula, maculate, maculation, macule, make a mark, marble, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, mole, motley, mottledness, nevus, nick, notch, patch, pencil, pepper, point, pointillage, pointillism, polka dot, polychrome, polychromize, prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, rainbow, riddle, scar, scarification, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal, seam, spangle, speck, speckle, speckliness, splash, splotch, spot, spottedness, spottiness, sprinkle, stain, stamp, stigma, stigmatize, stipple, stippledness, stippling, strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, stud, tattoo, tattoo mark, tessellate, tick, tick off, tittle, trace, underline, underscore, variegate, vein, watermark