splotch

[sploch]
noun
1.
a large, irregular spot; blot; stain; blotch.
verb (used with object)
2.
to mark or cover with splotches.
verb (used without object)
3.
to be susceptible to stains or blots; show or retain stains, blots, or spots of dirt or liquid: Don't buy that tablecloth—the material splotches easily.
4.
to cause or be liable to cause stains, blots, or spots: Be careful of that paint—it splotches.

Origin:
1595–1605; origin uncertain

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splotch (splɒtʃ)
 
n, —vb
the usual US word for splodge
 
[C17: perhaps a blend of spot + blotch]
 
'splotchy
 
adj

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splotch
c.1600, perhaps a blend of spot, blot, and botch.
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Example sentences
The panel is simple in design with organic free-form splotches of bright colors
  appliqued onto a white background.
There were two green splotches neatly capping his white ducks.
Their base color, however, can also be greenish or gray and their markings can
  be yellow dots or brown splotches.
They are only visible when billions of them form algal blooms, and appear as
  green or blue splotches in the ocean.
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