blotch definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a discolored patch or blemish on the skin
- any large blot or stain
Origin: uncertain or unknown; perhaps extension of blot
to cover or mark with blotches
blotch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A spot or blot; a splotch.
- A discoloration on the skin; a blemish.
- Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
To mark or become marked with blotches.
Origin: Probably blend of blot1 and botch.
- blotchˈi·ly adverb
- blotchˈi·ness noun
- blotchˈy adjective
blotch - Science Definition
Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.