What does mottled mean?

mottled meaning in General Dictionary

having spots or spots of shade

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  • Marked with specks of different colors variegated spotted as mottled timber
  • of Mottle
  • Marked with dots of various colors; variegated; spotted; as, mottled lumber.

mottled meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, previous participle adjective; see mottle (v.).


mottled meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Mottle

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  • (a.) Marked with dots of different colors; variegated; spotted; as, mottled wood.

Sentence Examples with the word mottled

The small development of Upper Carboniferous strata, visible on the shore south of Corrie and in Ben Lister Glen, consists of sandstones, red and mottled clays and purple shales, which yield plantremains of Upper Carboniferous facies.

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