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

  • adjective Marked or stained with spots.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective Marked with spots.
  • adjective (Med.) a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro-spinal meningitis.
  • adjective (Bot.) an Australian tree (Flindersia maculosa); -- so called because its bark falls off in spots.

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

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

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

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


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