dappled

[dap-uhld]
adjective
having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, probably < Scandinavian; akin to Old Norse depill spot

undappled, adjective
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dapple

[dap-uhl]
noun
1.
a spot or mottled marking, usually occurring in clusters.
2.
an animal with a mottled skin or coat.
adjective
3.
dappled; spotted: a dapple horse.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), dappled, dappling.
4.
to mark or become marked with spots.

Origin:
1545–55; probably back formation from dappled

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dapple (ˈdæpəl)
 
vb
1.  to mark or become marked with spots or patches of a different colour; mottle
 
n
2.  mottled or spotted markings
3.  a dappled horse, etc
 
adj
4.  marked with dapples or spots
 
[C14: of unknown origin]

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dapple
c.1400 (dappled), perhaps a back-formation from dapple-grey "apple-grey" (late 14c.), by resemblance to the markings on an apple (cf. O.N. apalgrar "dapple-gray"), or, as it was used of gray horses with round blotches, perhaps of apples themselves.
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Example sentences
Three were landscapes: a beechwood, a dappled apple tree, houses by a river.
The light from the high windows is dappled, as if in a church, and the padded
  silence is broken only by a gentle bubbling.
Imagine sipping your tea or wine in the dappled light of your own backyard
  arbor bench, your favorite vine overhead.
Smaller creatures were certain dappled youths and my little sloth-creature.
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