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

  • adj. Having or resembling drops.
  • adj. Spotted as if by drops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like, or resembling drops.
  • adj. Spotted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Spotted, as if discolored by drops.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing drops or droplike masses, either solid or more or less liquid, often resembling nuclei.
  • In botany, spotted, as if by drops of something colored.
  • In zoology, having drop-shaped or guttiform spots.


Latin guttātus, speckled, from gutta, drop.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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