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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from blot + botch 'swelling' (14-19 centuries) (from Old North French boche, from Old French boce; BOSS1)

blotch

noun
     
blotch [countable]
a pink or red mark on the skin, or a coloured mark on something
blotchy adjective
blotched adjective

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