mottle

All Noun Verb
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  • This last was to Sir James, whose face looked mottled as he came up. Cited from Quicksilver, by George Manville Fenn
  • It has a pair of broad mottled leaves up to about six inches long.
  • Although they are often entirely mottled dark brown, some species are much more colorful.
  • The mottled sunlight of the bright star above them made them feel very much at home. Cited from Islands of Space, by John W Campbell
  • The body is mottled brown on top, with cream lines down their back.
  • The man's face was mottled, and he sat quite still. Cited from Dross, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • The snake took it into its mottled head at that moment to do the same. Cited from Post Haste, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The female has a brown head and mottled brown body.
  • Young birds have mottled plumage in their first year, dark above and light below.
  • Its color is a soft wood-brown or gray, mottled with white. Cited from A Book of Natural History, by Various
  • The old woman turned a mottled red and yellow colour, in the poor light of the cell. Cited from Good Old Anna, by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • The mottled star is found on the west coast of North America.
  • The berries are mottled red in early summer and turn deep red in mid summer.
  • The black spots increase in number and size giving a mottled appearance.
  • After the mating season, they return their original color of mottled brown.
  • His face grew mottled and green rather than pale. Cited from The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont, by Robert Barr
  • The upper side of the mine mottled and there is no central green patch.
  • Behind the main buildings it closed down into the usual mottled pattern and the medical buildings had been placed in the open areas. Cited from Highways in Hiding, by George Oliver Smith
  • The central area of the wing is mottled with black, pale brown and dull green.
  • The surface in the central zone is relatively smooth and has a mottled appearance.
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Meaning of mottle

  • noun An irregular arrangement of patches of color
    it was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green
  • verb Mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
  • verb Colour with streaks or blotches of different shades