un dappled


having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled.

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

undappled, adjective
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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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