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dappled

[dap-uh ld] /ˈdæp əld/
adjective
1.
having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled.
Origin of dappled
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English, probably < Scandinavian; akin to Old Norse depill spot
Related forms
undappled, adjective

dapple

[dap-uh l] /ˈdæp əl/
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/
verb
1.
to mark or become marked with spots or patches of a different colour; mottle
noun
2.
mottled or spotted markings
3.
a dappled horse, etc
adjective
4.
marked with dapples or spots
Word Origin
C14: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for dappled

dapple

v.

early 15c. (implied in past participle adjective dappled), perhaps from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse depill "spot," Norwegian dape "puddle." Perhaps a back-formation from, or merger with, Middle English adjective dapple-gray "apple-gray" (late 14c.), based on resemblance to the markings on an apple (cf. Old Norse apalgrar "dapple-gray"), or, as it was used of gray horses with round blotches, perhaps via resemblance to apples themselves.

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