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mottle

mot·tle

mottle

pronunciation:
ma tl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mottled, mottles, mottling
definition: to create a pattern of variegated color and tone on (a surface).
The sun mottled the forest floor in light and shade.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a distinct area of color or tone amidst a variegated pattern; blotch.
definition 2: a pattern made of diversified areas of color and tone.
a mottle of greens and blues