Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soft, amorphous mass.
  • noun A daub, as of color.
  • transitive verb To splash or daub with blobs; splotch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small globe of liquid; a dewdrop; a blister; a bubble; a small lump, splotch, or daub.
  • noun The bag of a honey-bee.
  • noun The under lip.
  • noun A cottoid fish, Uranidea richardsoni, a kind of miller's-thumb.
  • noun In cricket, no score; zero; a duck's-egg (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Something blunt and round; a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick; a drop; a bubble; a blister.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A small fresh-water fish (Uranidea Richardsoni); the miller's thumb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A shapeless or amorphous mass; a vague shape or amount, especially of a liquid or semisolid substance; a clump, group or collection that lacks definite shape.
  • noun dialect A bubble, a bleb.
  • noun A small freshwater fish (Uranidea richardsoni); the miller's thumb.

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

  • noun an indistinct shapeless form
  • verb make a spot or mark onto

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English blober, bubble, bubbling, probably of imitative origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Possibly formed through mimesis, similarly to bleb and blubber.

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