dap|ple


dap|ple
dap|ple «DAP uhl», adjective, verb, -pled, -pling, noun.
–adj.
marked with spots; spotted: »

a dapple horse.

SYNONYM(S): pied, variegated.
–v.t., v.i.
to mark or become marked with spots: »

The bleach dappled the dark cloth (v.t.). The dark cloth dappled in the bleach solution (v.i.).

–n.
1. a spotted appearance or condition.
2. an animal with a spotted or mottled skin or coat, especially a horse. SYNONYM(S): piebald.
[Middle English dappel. Compare Old Icelandic depill spot.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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