dapple-gray

adjective
variants: or less commonly dappled-gray \ ˈ⸗⸗¦⸗ \

Definition of dapple-gray

: gray variegated with spots or patches of a different shade used especially of horses

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History and Etymology for dapple-gray

Middle English dappel-gray, perhaps alteration (influenced by Old Norse depill spot) of (assumed) Middle English appel-gray, literally, apple-gray, probably translation of Old Norse apalgrār

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“Dapple-gray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dapple-gray. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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