Definition of Mottled

1. Adjective. Having spots or patches of color.

Exact synonyms: Dappled
Similar to: Patterned



Definition of Mottled

1. a. Marked with spots of different colors; variegated; spotted; as, mottled wood.

Definition of Mottled

1. Adjective. Colored in patches; spotted ¹

2. Verb. (past tense of mottle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mottled

1. mottle [v] - See also: mottle

Medical Definition of Mottled

1. Marked with spots of different colours; variegated; spotted; as, mottled wood. "The mottled meadows." Origin: From Motley. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mottled

motour
motrix
mots
motser
motsers
motte
motte and bailey
motted
mottes
motti
mottier
mottiest
mottis
mottle
mottled (current term)
mottled duck
mottled ducks
mottled enamel
mottled mallard
mottled mallards
mottler
mottlers
mottles
mottling
mottlings
motto
mottoed
mottoes
mottos

Literary usage of Mottled

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"in a purple mottled F, (PBM). It was the occurrence of this purple mottled Fj, no matter which pigmented bean was used, that led to my conclusions regarding ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"INHERITANCE OF MOTTLING ON SEED COAT À Seeds of four generations of the Adzuki Bean are arranged above to show how the mottled character of the seed coat is ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Lvs. richly mottled: fls. few to as many as 16; petals revolute and broader, ... Very similar to the type, but Ivs. mottled in dark brown and looking as if ..."

4. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"Stem without a ring, pileus beautifully mottled. This is a very small variety, the pileus hardly ... Pileus at first sharply conical, smooth, white, mottled ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Very similar to the type, but Ivs. mottled in dark brown and looking as if ... Lvs. mottled in mahogany, the most beautifully in any Erythronium: the fls. ..."

6. Inheritance in Canaries by Charles Benedict Davenport (1908)
"The experiments recorded in table 5 show that when the mottled form is mated with a ... The mottled canary further differs from the green or the yellow in a ..."

7. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"A Note on the mottled Duck.— I want to correct a statement made by me in 'The Auk' (1912, p. 297) in which I compared a series of Anas ..."

8. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"... beautifully and irregularly marked and mottled with black and reddish brown. The bittern makes a rude nest of sticks, reeds, &c. in ite marshy haunts, ..."

9. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"in a purple mottled F, (PBM). It was the occurrence of this purple mottled Fj, no matter which pigmented bean was used, that led to my conclusions regarding ..."

10. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"INHERITANCE OF MOTTLING ON SEED COAT À Seeds of four generations of the Adzuki Bean are arranged above to show how the mottled character of the seed coat is ..."

11. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Lvs. richly mottled: fls. few to as many as 16; petals revolute and broader, ... Very similar to the type, but Ivs. mottled in dark brown and looking as if ..."

12. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"Stem without a ring, pileus beautifully mottled. This is a very small variety, the pileus hardly ... Pileus at first sharply conical, smooth, white, mottled ..."

13. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Very similar to the type, but Ivs. mottled in dark brown and looking as if ... Lvs. mottled in mahogany, the most beautifully in any Erythronium: the fls. ..."

14. Inheritance in Canaries by Charles Benedict Davenport (1908)
"The experiments recorded in table 5 show that when the mottled form is mated with a ... The mottled canary further differs from the green or the yellow in a ..."

15. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"A Note on the mottled Duck.— I want to correct a statement made by me in 'The Auk' (1912, p. 297) in which I compared a series of Anas ..."

16. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"... beautifully and irregularly marked and mottled with black and reddish brown. The bittern makes a rude nest of sticks, reeds, &c. in ite marshy haunts, ..."

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