Definition of mottled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mottled

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmɒtld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːtld//
 
 
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marked with shapes of different colours without a regular pattern the mottled skin of a snake Word Origin late 18th cent.: probably a back-formation from motley + -ed.
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