mottled

adjective
mot·​tled | \ ˈmä-tᵊld How to pronounce mottled (audio) \

Definition of mottled

: marked with spots of different colors : having blotches of two or more colors mottled tree bark a mottled complexion the bird's mottled plumage A combination of red and blue pigments in the shell of a live lobster creates a mottled camouflage of indeterminate hue that blends in with the ocean floor.— Kenneth Chang

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1676, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mottled was in 1676

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mottled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mottled

: marked with colored spots or areas

mottled

adjective
mot·​tled | \ ˈmä-tᵊld\

Kids Definition of mottled

: having spots or blotches of different colors mottled leaves

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