A country road dappled by the shadows from trees.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English inch(es) compound dappel-grai, dapple-gray ; from Old Norse depill, a spot, dot, splash of water ; from dapi, a pool
- a spotted condition
- an animal whose skin is spotted
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- a. Mottled or spotted marking, as on a horse's coat.b. An individual spot.
- An animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat.
Origin: Back-formation from dappled.
- dapˈple adjective