from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Spotted or blotched with different shades or colors.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Colored in patches; spotted
- v. simple past of mottle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with spots of different colors; variegated; spotted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spotted; variegated; marked with blotches of color, of unequal intensity, passing insensibly into one another.
- In entomology, marked with irregular spots, generally formed of hairs of a different color from the ground; having two or more colors irregularly mingled in spots, but not running into one another.
- In metallurgy, an epithet noting the appearance of pig-iron when in a stage intermediate between the stages designated as the white and the gray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having spots or patches of color
1670-80 mottle + -ed. (Wiktionary)