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mot·tle / ˈmätl/ • v. [tr.] (usu. be mottled) mark with spots or smears of color: the cow's coat was light red mottled with white | [as adj.] (mottled) a bird with mottled brown plumage. • n. an irregular arrangement of spots or patches of color: the ship was a mottle of khaki and black. ∎  (also mottling) a spot or patch forming part of such an arrangement: the mottles on a trout white marble with mottlings of black and gray.

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mottle surface variegated with spots; so vb. and ppl. adj. mottled. XVII. prob. back-formation from MOTLEY.

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mottle A general term for a virus disease of plants in which the symptoms include the appearance of rounded or diffuse areas of yellow colour on the leaves.

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mottle A general term for a virus disease of plants in which the symptoms include the appearance of rounded or diffuse areas of yellow colour on the leaves.

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