Definition of Blotch

1. Noun. An irregularly shaped spot.

Exact synonyms: Splodge, Splotch
Generic synonyms: Blot, Daub, Slur, Smear, Smirch, Smudge, Spot
Derivative terms: Blotchy, Blotchy, Splotch

2. Verb. Mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained.
Exact synonyms: Mottle, Streak
Generic synonyms: Color, Color In, Colorise, Colorize, Colour, Colour In, Colourise, Colourize
Derivative terms: Mottling, Streak

Definition of Blotch

1. n. A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral blotch.

Definition of Blotch

1. Noun. An uneven patch of color or discoloration. ¹

2. Noun. An irregularly shaped spot. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To mark with blotches. ¹

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Definition of Blotch

1. to mark with large spots [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Blotch

1. 1. A blot or spot, as of colour or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral blotch. "Spots and blotches . . . Some red, others yellow." (Harvey) 2. A large pustule, or a coarse eruption. "Foul scurf and blotches him defile." (Thomson) Origin: Cf. OE. Blacche in blacchepot blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach is akin to bleak. See Black, or cf. Blot a spot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blotch

blot on the escutcheon
blot one's copy book
blot out
blot test
blotch (current term)
blotted out

Literary usage of Blotch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"2-3 in. long, 2%-4 in. across, bright yellow in original form, tinged with red outside, without basal blotch ; in cultivation very vari- ble in color and ..."

2. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"According to the unpublished observations of Floyd the sooty blotch and fly speck are ... A sooty blotch and a fly speck are also found upon the pear, ..."

3. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"Over a long period, apple-blotch, because of its annual recurrence, ... In Benton County, Arkansas, the loss to apple-growers from blotch on the fruit in ..."

4. The Commercial Apple Industry of North America by John Clifford Folger, Samuel Mable Thomson (1921)
"Only those growers who make two and even three late sprays are able .to produce reasonably clean fruit under such conditions. Apple-blotch ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"stalk: peduncle glabrous, finely dotted: perianth open-campanulate, slightly sweet-scented, 2 in. long, dark scarlet with black basal blotch margined all ..."

6. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"Leaf-blotch is the most destructive disease affecting buckeye and horse-chestnut. This disease occurs every year throughout the range of the Ohio and yellow ..."

7. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario, Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871) (1874)
"... the reniform blotch being less distinct than in the male ; the inner margin is of a deeper colour, and i^ thickly coated with short hair, like the head ..."

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