from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored or discolored area: "spectacular splotches of color and beauty in the blossoms” ( Wendy Lyon Moonan).
- transitive v. To mark with splotches or a splotch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An irregular-shaped spot or stain.
- v. To mark with splotches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spot; a stain; a daub.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A broad, ill-defined spot; a stain; a daub; a smear.
- To soil with splotches; cause to look splotchy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an irregularly shaped spot
- v. blotch or spot
Perhaps blend of spot, blot1 and botch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a variation of splot ("a spot") (compare blotch, from blot). More at splot. (Wiktionary)