Topic: SHAPES, PATTERNS

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: mottle 'to mark with spots' (17-21 centuries), probably from motley

mottled

adjective
     
mot‧tled
AVCF covered with spots or coloured areas
mottled with
The book's pages were mottled with brown stains.
His red, mottled face showed the effect of too much whisky.

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