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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked or stained with or as if with spots: a spotted fabric; our spotted honor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Discoloured by spots; stained.
  • adj. Characterized by spots (used especially of animals and plants).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with spots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked with a spot or spots; dotted or sprinkled with spots: as, the spotted leopard.
  • Distributed in separate places or spots: said of a mineral vein when the ore which it carries is very irregularly distributed through the workings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)

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