Mottle – meaning of the word and examples

A coloured spot. (Merriam – Webster)

A surface having coloured spots or blotches. (Merriam – Webster)

The arrangement of such spots or blotches on a surface. (Merriam – Webster)

Mark with spots or smears of colour. (Oxford Dictionaries)

An irregular arrangement of spots or patches of colour. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A spot or patch forming part of a mottled arrangement. (Oxford Dictionaries)

To colour with streaks or blotches of different shades. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Mottle definition and meaning.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mottle+meaning&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRoN-A0anfAhWIx4UKHchcCo0Q_AUIDigB&biw=1280&bih=913#imgrc=V_v18lzADaXybM:

Radiographic mottle: a comprehensive theory.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7155067

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