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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mottledmot‧tled /ˈmɒtld $ ˈmɑː-/ adjective  AVCFcovered with spots or coloured areasmottled 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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mottledControl: Misting over flowers Blotchy ripening: Fruits mottled bright red and yellow and flesh stays hard.He wore a mottled camouflage jacket and a lightweight stetson and carried an automatic rifle.Then an immature gannet came into view away out at sea, a huge bird, still in mottled dark brown plumage.a mottled gray-and-white whaleThe mottled lock on the front still held, but its dusty cardboard strap had fractured with age.A tiny canary-yellow waterlily with heavily mottled olive-green leaves.Above the scoop neckline of her peacock blue dress, an ill-defined rash of mottled pink broke out, then faded.He was also the first to prepare blue mottled soap.Its coat was light red or dun mottled with white.
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