Mottle meaning

mŏtl
To mark with spots or blotches of different shades or colors.
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A spot or blotch of color.
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A variegated pattern, as on marble.
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To mark with blotches, streaks, and spots of different colors or shades.
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Such a blotch, streak, or spot.
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A mottled pattern or coloring, as of marble.
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To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.
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A distinguishing blotch of color.
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Mottled coloration or pattern.

The most common symptom is a mild mottle on the youngest leaves of infected plants.

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Origin of mottle

  • Probably back-formation from motley

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

  • 1670-80 Probably back formation from motley

    From Wiktionary