from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Gray with a mottled pattern of darker gray markings.
- n. A horse having a coat of mottled gray.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a gray color variegated by spots of a different color or shade.
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- n. grey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings
Middle English dappel-grai, probably alteration (influenced by dappled) of *appel-grai, apple-gray, from Old Norse apalgrār : *apall, apple + grār, gray.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)