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

mottled

adjective
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns
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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