Origin: Du stippelen < stippel, a speckle, dim. of stip, a point, akin to stippen, to prick: for IE base see stiff
See stipple in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb stip·pled, stip·pling, stip·ples
Origin: Dutch stippelen
Origin: , frequentative of stippen, to speckle
Origin: , from stip, dot
Origin: , from Middle Dutch.
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