Dapple-gray definition

dăpəl-grā
Gray with a mottled pattern of darker gray markings.
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A horse having a coat of mottled gray.
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Gray spotted with darker gray.
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A dapple-gray horse.
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Origin of dapple-gray

  • Middle English dappel-grai probably alteration (influenced by dappled) of appel-grai apple-gray from Old Norse apalgrār apall apple grār gray

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition